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Joel Swanson, Halcyon HotelJoel Swanson’s work is included in the collection of Denver’s newly opened Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek North. Sincerely is installed in the foyer area of the hotel and can be seen in situ in The Denver Post article featuring the hotel. The full article and slideshow of the hotel’s interior can be seen here.

In August, Swanson also completed a commission for Twitter.

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Ray Mark Rinaldi
At David B. Smith, upping the game for contemporary art in Denver
March 1, 2015

Constructed Histories, curated by William Morrow, is called “as good as any contemporary show you might see at the Denver Art Museum these days. Maybe even better…” The exhibition includes work by Sanford Biggers, Jeremy Dean, Tania Dibbs, Teresa Diehl, Christoph Draeger, Glenn Kaino, Dinh Q. Lé, McCallum Tarry, and Aaron Skolnick.

Rinaldi states “There is plenty of questioning of American identity and presumption in ‘Constructed Histories’… there’s an opening for galleries like David B. Smith to emerge as distinct voices with an important role in keeping Denver interesting, actually upping the culture here. And for fans of contemporary art, to explore new places eager to bring them art that is relevant to our era. They can start right now at David B. Smith.”

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Ray Mark Rinaldi
Best in Show: The 10 best galleries in Denver
April 27, 2014

#2: David Smith has a fine eye for talent near and far, and that sets him apart from his peers. He works with some of the best names in the region (Sarah McKenzie and Don Stinson), but his focus is national, and that makes a visit to the showroom a treat. Plus, he’s been having fun lately, with must-see installations from artists like Michael Theodore and Mark Dean Veca. It’s his time, really.

Denver Post, Michael Theodore

Art you can play with:
Michael Theodore’s installation at Smith Gallery is part man, part machine

Ray Mark Rinaldi

“…It all fits together snugly under the banner organism/mechanism,” the show’s overall title. Theodore is exploring the intersection of technology and humanity. He’s letting the machines in for art’s sake, letting them work his hand and sometimes lead it. Are the machines taking over? Definitely not, but they are moving things forward. The technology makes it all new, the human touch keeps it interesting.”

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Colorado’s best places to see art right now
Ray Mark Rinaldi

“David B. Smith represents some of the most engaging artists on the international scene, bringing their work to Denver at his LoDo headquarters. Smith is plugged in worldwide, but his local influence is serious; no other commercial gallery in Colorado offers a more comprehensive take on what gets shown and sold in the broad world of contemporary art. Smith’s show of Gregory Euclide’s feral dioramas was a highlight of last fall. Look for work by Paul Jacobsen and Ryan McLennan, as well.

What’s next: Cole Sternberg’s Kafka-inspired exhibit of installations, photography and painting is another don’t-miss show at Smith. Through March 23.”

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Denver’s David B. Smith Gallery seizes the moment
Denver Post, Ray Mark Rinaldi
August 19, 2012

“With its historic storefront on LoDo’s busy Wazee Street, the David B. Smith Gallery has a more prominent location than most of Denver’s upscale dealers. Yet it remains something of a secret pleasure within the city’s art scene…But its walls are covered with some of the most exciting work you’ll see around here. Especially right now….”