4

Denver Art Meets Mexico at the McNichols Building in the Biennial’s Vis-á-Vis

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

The main Biennial of the Americas event is at MCA Denver, but there’s another official show, Vis-à-Vis, at the McNichols Building. It includes installations by four selected “ambassadors” – two from Denver, two from Mexico City. The Denver artists, Melissa Furness and Matt Scobey, did a residency in Mexico City, while the Mexican artists, Cristóbal Gracia and Daniel Monroy Cuevas, came here to work.

The effort was sponsored in Denver by ArtPlant and by SOMA in Mexico. Vis-à-Vis, which shows off the efforts of the four, was conceived of and co-curated by Adam Gildar and SOMA’s Carla Herrera-Prats.

Furness created dozens of quickly done paintings and then stacked them into both a tall pile and a short platform. Scobey created thousands of tiles based on casts he made in Mexico, making a partial floor. Gracia muses on Herbert Bayer’s “Articulated Wall” and its twin in Mexico, likening them to a stack of French fries. And Cuevas is showing a video in an enclosure that poetically examines an abandoned drive-in the San Luis Valley.

Through July 31 at the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue, 720-865-4220, biennialoftheamericas.org.



Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.