Artists I Know: Mindy Bray

From a resort’s “desert oasis” to gardens inside modern office buildings, the natural world is integrated into our urban environments. Denver-based artist Mindy Bray turns her attention to these spaces, creating elegant paintings and site specific works that explore how we manipulate nature in urban settings. Focusing on the concepts of “absence and presence,” Bray … More Artists I Know: Mindy Bray

Artists I Know: Jeffrey Keith (and our dinner with Robert Ryman)

When I asked Jeffrey Keith, my friend, mentor and former professor, if I could interview him for my “Artists I Know” series, he acquiesced, on the condition that I keep my boring interview questions to myself. Instead, he had a special request: Write the story of that time we had dinner with the reknowned artist … More Artists I Know: Jeffrey Keith (and our dinner with Robert Ryman)

Color Play: Color, Emotion, Possibility

I just returned from the opening reception of the show I co-curated with my good friend, the artist Ellen Levine Dodd, at the Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville, CA. The exhibition features five abstract artists exploring color and emotion in their work, and includes paintings by Elise Morris, Ellen Levine Dodd, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Sharon … More Color Play: Color, Emotion, Possibility