Exhibition – YSL – Lane Mitchell

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By some streak of fate, the Denver Art Museum was the only museum in the United States to exhibit Yves Saint Laurent’s groundbreaking fashion. After discovering this exhibition I was very excited and pleased because of the many arguments I have had with people in the past over weather fashion is art or not. Thank you DAM for making that fact a little more concrete. Continue reading

Artist Lecture 2 – Lawrence Argent – Lane Mitchell

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Artist Lecture 2

Born in England and raised in Australia, Lawrence Argent brought his massive public art to America and more specifically Colorado, often making us, the viewer, consider the location in which the art is placed. “Through my placing them, they take on a new meaning”, he says. Continue reading

Artist Lecture – Aki Sasamoto – Lane Mitchell

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Review of Artist Lecture

Aki Sasamoto makes me question exactly what the meaning of the word art is. Upon entering the lecture hall, I was prepared for yet another artist lecture; see some slides and hear the artist talk about their work, but as she walked up to the podium at the front of the lecture hall, Aki Sasamoto began to introduce herself. Instead of the normal, “Hi, my name is blah blah blah….”, she began to type on her computer, the screen largely projected in front of us. This was the beginning of the unconventional behavior. Continue reading

Clyfford Still Paper – Lane Mitchell

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Clyfford Still Paper

Considered by many as one of the Great American Painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still managed to produce over two thousand works over the course of his career. Beginning with figural representations of farm life and exemplifications of the internal effects of the Depression, Still’s work slowly lost more and more “form”, losing any specific focus and transforming into his great Abstract Expressionist pieces. As his works and style progressively changed and morphed, one thing remained the same – the focus and importance of the internal and emotional state of the figure.

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Profile – Lane Mitchell

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a studio art major….not sure what my emphasis is yet. I love glitter.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

Jeff Koon’s work in MOCA was awesome. I love his larger-than-life work and the bright colors (mainly his balloon pieces). It just makes me warm inside.

3. Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it.

The Help, Steve Job’s book

Steve Jobs is a G. Thats all there is to say.

4. What are your main interests besides art?

Pretty much everything I love is art. I love to make things. Food, pictures, paintings, pots etc.

5. Which blogs do you check regularly?


6. Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why.

The holiday season is deb season in the south….mainly New Orleans. This is a culture within itself, and it is out-of-control. The deb things is totally not my style…..but they are the best parties on the planet.

7. Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it!

This whole SOPA/PIPA thing is crazy. I’m moving to Canada.

8. Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested.

I recently read an article in the New York Times. An award winning violist was placed in the heart of the New York subway stations. As the musician played her violin, every single person briskly passed by, paying no attention to the music. Every single person except for children. As a parent and child passed by the musician, the parent was forced to drag the child along as he stopped in awe by the music.

This article just made me think about how fast life moves as we get older and as things move faster, we lose appreciation for things. I want to stay a kid forever.

9. Have you been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder? Describe one art object or a show you remember seeing.

I remember one main painting from the last time I visited the Denver Art Museum. It consisted of these huge red and blue dots, but as you looked closer, the dots were made of of tiny dots. Sounds lame but, it was so cool.

If you haven’t done so yet, please upload a portrait of yours that will appear next to your future posts so that we all know who is speaking. You can upload an image if you go to your profile under users.

Smith Article

Smith’s article “What is Contemporary Art?” discussed the many definitions and possibilities of what contemporary art may be. Smith touches on the shift in ideals about art and exposure of it. Art moved from an exclusive, elitist sort of privilege to something that can be accessed and experienced by everyone throughout the world, making it contemporary art. Smith also talks about the influence of popular culture, media and economy on so called “contemporary art”.

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