G. Roger Denson

The next page in my Sketchbook Project is G. Roger Denson (@GRogerDenson on Twitter).  Roger is a busy guy!  From his Wikipedia entry:

G. Roger Denson (born 1956) is an American journalist, art critic, theoretician, novelist, and curator. A regular contributor to Huffington Post, his writings have also appeared in such international publications as Art in AmericaParkettArtscribe InternationalFlash ArtCultural PoliticsBijutsu TechoKunstlerhaus Bethanien,Artbyte, “Art Experience”, Arts MagazineContemporaneaTema CelesteM/E/A/N/I/N/GTrans>Arts, Culture,MediaThe New York Times and Journal of Contemporary Art. He has published criticism and commentary on such international artists as Terrence MalickKathryn BigelowHiroshi SugimotoSigmar Polke,Andres SerranoYvonne RainerSarah CharlesworthCindy ShermanJack SmithPhilip TaaffePat SteirShirin NeshatMarilyn MinterRenée Green, John Miller,Robert LongoAshley BickertonNayland Blake, Tishan Hsu, Liz Larner, Gilbert and George, Barbara Ess, Robert RymanDan FlavinGeneral IdeaJules Olitski, Lydia Dona, Maura Sheehan, Jimmy De SanaDan Graham, and Richard Artschwager.[1]

Denson has written on the criticism of Thomas McEvilley (with republished essays by McEvilley) in Capacity: History, the World, and the Self in Contemporary Art and Criticism, currently issued by Routledge, (originally Gordon & Breach).[2] Denson’s monographs and catalogues include Dennis Oppenheim, (Fundacao De Serralves, Portugal);[3]Hunter Reynolds: Memento Mori, Memoriter, (Trinitatiskirche, Cologne); Michael Young: Predella of Difference, (Blum Helman, New York). And in the book by Robert Morris (artist)Continuous Project Altered Daily: The Writings of Robert Morris (October Books, MIT Press), Denson has contributed to the chapter, “Robert Morris Replies to Roger Denson (Or Is That a Mouse in My Paragon?) ”.[4]

He’s all over the place!

I would LOVE to have a cuppa joe with this guy!  Alas, NY is so far away from Atlanta, plus booking a 10-min coffee with him would probably dent his entire day.  Ha!

Right.  Well, I’ve tried all sorts of mediums in this sketchbook project, but haven’t broken out the conte crayons.  Until now, that is.  As with most other mediums, I think it would’ve worked much better on a larger scale (larger than this 5″x7″ anyhow).  It was a bit rushed, and the holidays were buzzing, and we moved in the middle of all that.  All excuses, I know.  Time is running short on completing this sketchbook, so I’m off to the next one.

Roger, man, thanks for following me back!  It was a pleasure, I’m sure, to have ME following you first!  😉

G. Roger Denson: Conte Crayon

G. Roger Denson: Conte Crayon


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