MCA DENVER - Patti Hallock and William Lamson

Patti Hallock: From the series The West is Here  MCA Denver

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver 

Exhibition by Patti Hallock and video work by William Lamson.


Patti Hallock: The West is Here

On view from January 19 through March 3, 2013

The West is Here features photographs by Denver-based artist Patti Hallock that present a haunting and thought-provoking vision of the American West. Traveling through New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska and other western states, Hallock captures devastating landscapes featuring gorgeous ruins, expansive fields and empty highways, suggesting the West is a place of both progress and deterioration. This will be Patti Hallock’s (b. 1970) first solo museum exhibition. The West is Here was organized by Adam Lerner and will be on view in the David & Laura Merage Foundation Photography Gallery.  


William Lamson: Action for the Delaware

On view from January 19 through April 7, 2013

Action for the Delaware is a video work that features artist William Lamson seemingly standing on the surface of the Delaware River. As the camera cuts to another shot, we see Lamson submerged and struggling to steady himself on a flotation device that provides the illusion. The work alternates between the serene long shots of Lamson seemingly walking on water and noisy close-ups of the artist wrestling with his raft and his balance in the river’s current. Action for the Delaware was organized by Nora Burnett Abrams and will be on view in the Luisa & Chris Law Gallery. William Lamson (b. 1977) is a New York-based artist, and his work has been exhibited at several venues including Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York and Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

These exhibitions are sponsored in part by the MCA Denver Director's Vision Society members and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

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