<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Arts]]> <![CDATA[Artist Dana Schutz: Rearranging the world]]> What if, Dana Schutz asked herself, you remove the finite result from an action, the part where death would result from something like eating yourself, and the narrative of your life was freed from that inevitable end?]]> <![CDATA[Women are beautiful, naturally]]> The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has assembled 50 photos from its permanent collection of Winogrand images — about half of what it has in its archives and a fraction of the photos Winogrand took on the subject — for the exhibit Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful.]]> <![CDATA[Not so endless love]]> When the Museum of Broken Relationships put out a press release in November announcing an upcoming exhibition in Boulder, it began with a question: Do happy people break up too?]]> <![CDATA[Written with a needle]]> As Kerry Larkin has traveled the country with her handmade quilts, she’s discovered that people in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. — just like people in rural Pennsylvania where she grew up and her current home in Colorado — have stories about quilts.]]> <![CDATA[Shades of white]]> Anyone who has lived in Boulder for more than a few days has heard the term “too white,” as in, “This city is too white.” Yes, there are a lot of white people here (87 percent according to the U.S. Census), but why are large groups of white people in general bad? And would throwing in some people of color really fix the issue? Is it an issue that needs to be fixed?]]> <![CDATA[Art that moves you]]> Our current society is obsessed with the visual — especially our entertainment — from film to print to contemporary art. We absorb so many images daily that we have prioritized one sense and left many of the others behind. But what about our other senses? Because it’s our era’s popular choice, most artists still seem to use sight as the main avenue to relay their messages to an audience. But not Boulder artist Jen Lewin. She wants to move you.]]> <![CDATA[Bringing stencils to the studio]]> She is not Banksy, but she is still badass. Amanda Marie Ploegsma’s first museum show — Purity & Credence — is on now at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and there is no sign of her badass-ness slowing down. ]]> <![CDATA[Reality is the New Fiction]]> Art is not just a painting on the wall anymore (though some may argue it never was). Today, what we consider art is as diverse as a subway station at rush hour. Due to the technological globalization of our world, a hybrid reality has been born—a place where the virtual and the natural blur. ]]> <![CDATA[The ghosts of Manitou Springs]]> Dead leaves swept gently across the footpaths in Crystal Valley Cemetery last Saturday evening, as if brushed away by a great, unseen hand. A crescent moon slipped silently behind the hills, and several large deer munched quietly on the short grass overlying Manitou and Colorado City’s dead.]]> <![CDATA[What's in a video game?]]> At this point, presumably, none among us understands exactly what that incredible amount of time and energy did to our minds and bodies. Still, I presume you, too, can feel pretty good knowing that your childhood video-game habit didn%uFFFDt progress into playing Grand Theft Auto.]]> <![CDATA[Painter Tony Grant opens his first studio-gallery]]> When you walk into Tony Grant’s gallery, you see colors — so many colors. Sexy reds, soft greens, icy blues and luminous yellows — an alluring spectrum. ]]> <![CDATA[The conservator’s dilemma at Denver's Clyfford Still Museum]]> In the back corner of the Clyfford Still Museum, a glass door allows partial views of the interior of the conservation studio, where every few days, a new painting is unrolled and the work of preparing it to be exhibited — often, for the very first time — begins.]]> <![CDATA[Holy sheet]]> After having visited Bloodshed / The 13th Floor, and Zombieland / Asylum, my Halloween Haunted House Tour had immediately gone from happy-go-lucky, and phew my pants are still on, to I will never be able to sleep with the lights off again, and my goodness how is it possible that my pants are still dry.]]> <![CDATA[Fear and Laughing ]]> Both Primitive Fear and 13th St. Manor are an absolute do not miss this Halloween season -- unless of course, you hate visiting dead, dysfunctional families, or the idea that you might actually wet your pants with fear.]]> <![CDATA[Fresh perspectives]]> "I'm learning who I am as a painter and what exactly my style is," Widom says. "For the show, I focused on the feeling I would get if I were to walk outside and look up above the line of traffic to the tree tops and the sky."]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's Afro-Brazilian dance scene comes to life]]> Dancing with beings seen and unseen, connecting with nature, culture, and activism are all a part of what you may find in one of the Brazilian dance offerings in Boulder. Ask anyone what the word Afro-Brazilian means and you will surely hear a concoction of definitions, a melting pot of meanings which all are based on the idea that the Afro-Brazilian is a Brazilian-born black person — which in itself turns out to be a diluted classification.]]> <![CDATA[Performance soul in black and white]]> "I always felt like this completely creative person that had no outlet," Siciliano says. "I had never even thought of taking photos before. It definitely wasn't my childhood dream; I had never taken a class. It just happened and it changed everything."]]> <![CDATA[Music on canvas]]> While these days it's a common sight to see an artist onstage with a band, back when Garcia started, the concept was virgin and unexplored. When he was first approached by a San Francisco band in 1998 to paint onstage, he had never heard of anyone doing such a thing.]]> <![CDATA[Repurposing meanings]]> Imagine what flesh would look like if it were made from thin layers of wood, or how a wave in a choppy sea would appear if it were frozen into overarching planks. Picture an animate sense of movement emerging from this wooden mass and visualize shifting colors undulating across it.]]> <![CDATA[Finding beauty in everything]]> With his portrayal of mass-produced products, mundane objects and celebrities from American popular culture, Warhol achieved massive success as a painter, sculptor and prolific filmmaker.]]>