In Kyle MacMillan's Winter Arts Preview for the visual arts, he gives the Colorado Abstract exhibitions the major emphasis, mentioning the Fine Arts Center's related exhibit, Colorado Springs Abstract, opening in February.
"Colorado artists have enthusiastically pursued abstraction since its emergence in the early 20th century, building a legacy that continues even as other styles and approaches have taken center stage. A series of exhibitions opening this month explores multiple facets of the state's contributions to abstraction, none more important than a pair of shows centered on a newly published book, "Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture."
"The Center for Visual Art is spotlighting more recent, primarily living artists, and the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is focusing on historical contributors such as Charles Bunnell, Mary Chenoweth, Vance Kirkland and William Sanderson."
The FAC contributed two pieces to the fabulous Kirkland from our permanent collection: Ken Goehiring's Landscape #1 (pictured) and Watson Bidwell's Song of the Last Act. So get up to Denver and check it out.
The book was written by frequent FAC visitors, Denver art writers Michael Paglia (Westword) and Mary Voelz Chandler (Rocky Mountain News), and the exhibits were curated by Paglia.