In his latest work, first generation Cuban-American artist Anthony Giocolea explores his heritage and the sense of loss he feels for family members he's never met in a number of pointedly fleeting ways. In Related, a new exhibit by Giocolea at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, this self-reflective process is most directly confronted in his diptych portraits pairing photographic family portraits that are posed and presented in a nostalgic style with painstaking graphite drawings that resemble a negative-film image of the original. And in other works, drawn portraits are rolled in bottles placed on a seawall installation evoking the sense of family across the ocean.
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The museum is at 1485 Delgany Street. Giocolea's haunting exhibition opens today in MCA's Laura and David Merage Photography Gallery and continues through June 28 ;a public reception takes place on Friday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. Visit the MCA website or call 303-298-7554 for information.
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