Among the artists to emerge in Colorado during the 1980s, Dale Chisman occupies a stellar position—a position of achievement that is fused to his authoritative and generous intelligence and to his ability to risk everything on each painting-adventure. He is in a place by himself. The surprisingly diverse ways his influence has taken hold is ample proof of this statement. He deeply affected the evolution—if not the look—of contemporary art in Colorado. For that, and for the freshness and intelligence of his work, he deserves this posthumous retrospective.