|Lucas Foglia. Rita and Cora Aiming, 2007. Digital C-Print, artist proof one of two. Courtesy the artist.|
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER AND MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHYCELEBRATE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGHOUT DENVER AND THE REGION
MCA Denver presents five exhibitions and presentations in collaboration with citywide Month of Photographycelebration.
DENVER, COLORADO (Thursday, February 28, 2013) – The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is pleased to join museums, galleries and schools in a celebration of fine art photography through March and April. DuringMonth of Photography (MOP), hundreds of collaborative public events will take place throughout Denver and the region. MCA Denver is proud to participate in this citywide initiative by presenting five new exhibitions and installations both inside and outside of the museum.
“MCA Denver is thrilled to be part of this celebration of photography” said Adam Lerner, director and chief animator at MCA Denver, “Photography is an important part of the contemporary art universe and we are excited to showcase artists who are exploring the medium in beautiful and innovative ways.”
MCA Denver will celebrate the opening of their Month of Photography exhibitions on Friday, March 15 at MCA Denver with a members only preview from 6–8PM and a public celebration from 8–10PM. Admission during the public celebration will be 10¢. The exhibitions and presentations will be on view through Sunday, April 7.
Month of Photography includes five exhibitions and presentations throughout the museum, detailed below.
Lucas Foglia: A Natural Order
In 2006 Lucas Foglia travelled throughout the southeastern United States photographing communities of people who had chosen to leave mainstream society and live off the grid. A Natural Order showcases the people Foglia met and the communities he visited.
A Natural Order will be presented in the David and Laura Merage Foundation Photography Gallery.
Pablo Gimenez Zapiola: Transitions in life
Pablo Gimenez Zapiola's Transitions in life is an animation video composed from a sequence of long exposure photographs of a single subject and then looped, giving the animation the effect of appearing infinite and endless.
Transitions in life will be presented in MCA Denver’s elevator.
Mario Zoots: Collages
Mario Zoots appropriates imagery from a wide range of sources such as 1950s and 60s cult films and sci-fi novels to create a series of photo-based collages.
Collages will be presented in the Open Shelf Library.
Adriana Ramić: Craigslist-Assisted Readymade
For Craigslist-Assisted Readymade, artist Adriana Ramić wrote an algorithm to comb Craigslist for images and then display them three at a time in an endless rotation, changing every eight seconds.
Craigslist-Assisted Readymade will be presented on the computers in the Open Shelf Library.
Paolo Cirio: Street Ghosts
To create Street Ghosts, Paolo Cirio uses life-sized pictures of people found on Google's Street View, posting them to the exterior of buildings at the same spot where they were taken.
Street Ghosts will be presented on the exterior of MCA Denver’s David Adjaye-designed building.
Exhibition SupportThese exhibitions are sponsored in part by the MCA Denver Director's Vision Society members and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Currently on ViewWilliam Lamson: Action for the Delaware, on view through April 7, 2013.
Patti Hallock: The West is Here, on view through March 3, 2013.
Ladies Fancywork Society: Fancygasm, on view beginning January 18, 2013.Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik's World of Ballet and Theatre, opening March 2, 2013
Critical Focus: Tyler Beard, opening March 2, 2013
About MCA DenverThe Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is a non-collecting institution acting as an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange and dialogue. In 2007, eleven years after its founding, the museum opened a new David Adjaye-designed building in Lower Downtown Denver. MCA Denver presents exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, as well as offering ongoing public programs that explore the relationship between art and contemporary life. MCA Denver has a robust youth program, with a focus on teens. In 2009, The Lab at Belmar merged with MCA Denver.
Museum Location, Hours and Ticket Prices
MCA Denver is located at 1485 Delgany on the corner of 15th Street and Delgany in Denver, CO. The telephone number is 303 298 7554. As of May 29, Museum hours are Tuesday through Thursday NOON–7PM, Friday NOON–8PM and Saturday & Sunday 10AM–7PM. The museum is closed Monday. General admission to the museum is $8 for adults; $5 for college students (with student ID), seniors (65+) and military; $3 for teens (13–18); $1 for children (7–12); and FREE for children 6 and under. Members are always FREE.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER
1485 Delgany, Denver CO 80202