Archive for February, 2016

Museum Openings

I’m meeting Perry at the Denver Art Musueum (DAM) tonight for the member’s preview of the two new exhibits, Robert Therrien: The Power of the Image and Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out. I’m not familiar with Robert Therrien so I’m looking forward to seeing this exhibit. The other exhibit includes works by Damien Hirst and Christo, two artists I like to follow.

There’s another opening next week which should be really interesting. Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection will debut on March 6th.

In addition there will be two blockbuster exhibits opening later this year. Women of Abstract Expressionism (opens June 12th) will focus on female artist in the 1940s and 1950s on the East and West Coasts, while Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume (opens November 13th) will include 60 costumes from the seven films. The Women of Abstract Expressionism will include works by Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Mary Abbott, Perle Fine, Grace Hartigan, Deborah Remington, and Ethel Schwabacher. Both of these exhibits are expected to draw huge crowds.

Tonight should be fun. Perry knows so many people in the local art community so I’m sure I’ll meet a lot of people.

I’m wondering if my friend Dianne will want to bring her family to the costume exhibit. I should be able to get discounted tickets with my membership.

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Him Again?

I’m not going to mention his name because I speculate my readers will roll their eyes and say to themselves “You’re posting about him again”.

Click here to check out the monumental size of his paintings. I would love to have one but I have no place to hang it. If I recall correctly, these paintings are little over $6,000. I guess if I could afford one I would find a place to hang it.

Thanks for bearing with me. I’ll try not to post about him for a while.

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I attended a meeting last Thursday at my client’s office. It was meeting of the key people supporting the company’s flagship product. There were six of us in the conference room with people conferenced in from Toronto, Dublin and Mumbai. The non-performer was in the conference room. It was seven kinds of crazy in an hour.

The non-performer went off on endless tangents that made no sense. Every time the project lead started a new topic the non-performer interrupted her. His rapid fire talking style made it hard for the project lead to take back control of the meeting. The non-performer was out of control. Finally, he declared the meeting was over. He stood up, closed his laptop, hung up the conference bridge and walked out of the conference room. The rest of us sat there with stunned looks on our faces. The project lead, who is normally a very professional woman, said “WTF”. She dialed back into the conference bridge to continue the meeting without him.

After the meeting, I found out that all of the team members, who are employees, were reprimanded over the almost delayed global product launch. The team coordinator was demoted. The non-performer has been relieved of most of his work load. The non-performer’s manager is building a case to fire the non-performer. The team has been told to document any missed commitments by the man.

I don’t know what is wrong with the man. He’s lost an alarming amount of weight. It could be drugs or a medical condition. The man needs help. This is not going to end well.

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24 Hour Dust Bunnies

My gym gets a lot of traffic but this is ridiculous.

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Art For Saturday

The expanding collection leaning against the bedroom wall. There are a few more pieces to frame.

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No Art Tonight

I’ve had a head cold all week so I decided to spend a quiet evening at home instead of doing a gallery tour.

It’s not been a good week for Paddy either as he has also been sick. In addition to being sick, Paddy broke up with Bradly. On Wednesday, a client tried to pay for a $350 cut and color with oxy and meth. The client claimed she had no money and her father had cut off her credit cards. She left Paddy a plastic bag with the drugs which he flushed down the salon’s toilet.

The art tour will resume next week. Here’s a picture of the Front Range for your enjoyment.

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What Can I Say?

Go Broncos!

I didn’t wear blue and orange. I didn’t put a Bronco logo temporary tattoo on my face. I did meet up with Mike and Chris at a bar. It was quite festive. Lots of team spirit. Redemption for a devastating loss two years ago. Annabelle didn’t have a wrinkle on her sixty-something year-old face. I went home and watched Downton Abbey to regain my composure.

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