Daniel Sprick is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished realist painters working in our time.
I’d interviewed Dan before, years ago, and since our first article together he went on to accomplish a variety of milestones:
- Denver Art Museum honored him with a gallery exhibiting his painting process, and the exhibition was on display nearly 10 years.
- The DAM also gave Sprick two one-man shows: an exhibit of his still life paintings and another of his almost photorealistic portraits.
- Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA), long a champion of the artist, produced a PBS documentary film titled “Daniel Sprick: Pursuit of Truth and Beauty.”
Interviewing Dan recently in his spacious and tidy Denver studio, I mentioned that he is known for still life paintings, but also portraits and figures, interiors and surreal landscapes. I asked him which he prefers painting. His response: “It might be good if I’d pick just one and discard the rest, but I’m still interested in all of them. Now I’m interested in combining them.”
The combinations promise to be captivating, as all Sprick paintings are.
Dan shared a lot in our interview, and you can read our Q&A along with a feature published in Denver Business Journal at this link:
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On assignment to report on the upcoming Robert Rauschenberg solo exhibition at Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA), I wondered what I might add to the already vast body of scholarship about the influential artist who altered the trajectory of painting, sculpture and photography with his innovative work.
Fortunately, I found four sources who had known the artist personally. These individuals shared anecdotes about the artist, and all remembered his charisma and his sense of humor, in addition to his talent.
In researching Rauschenberg, I came to appreciate the man as much as his art. He collaborated with artists around the world as a humanitarian and became a philanthropist supporting many causes as close to his heart as his art.
“Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations” opens February 24th and shows through June 13th at Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) located in Englewood Civic Center.
Read the full article here:
#MuseumofOutdoorArts #MOA #DenverBusinessJournal #ByColleenSmith #DBJ #RobertRauschenberg #MuseumofContemporaryArts
Madeleine O’Connell is a third generation artist, following in the creative footsteps of her grandmother, who attended the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1920’s and her mother, who held a Master’s degree in calligrapher and taught at Iowa State University.
O’Connell is a multi-talented artist working not only as a widely appreciated painter, but also a designer of jewelry, textiles and merchandise that features her art on everyday utilitarian items such as dinner plates and napkins.
Learn more about O’Connell in my feature for Colorado Expression magazine:
Grammy-nominated Gregory Alan Isakov missed our scheduled telephone
interview initially, but apologized profusely and had a good excuse: “My sheep were
attacked by coyotes,” said the singer-songwriter, who oversees his organic farm in
Colorado when not touring internationally.
Isakov’s “Evening Machines” didn’t win the Grammy for Best New Folk Album. The
award went to Patty Griffin, who opened for Isakov at Red Rocks a few years ago.
Isakov, in turn, will open for The Lumineers on part of their upcoming tour for their
third album titled “III.”
For my interview with and feature on Gregory Alan Isakov published by the Denver
Business Journal click here:
For my interview with Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers and my feature on the
band published by the Denver Business Journal click here:
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