Design

Marco Corvo on the Corvo Brothers, Morte and the Denver art scene

The Corvo Brothers, Marco and R. Gonzago, come from a filmmaking background, but their preferred art form is still photography. The Denver transplants manipulate multiple photographs to create dreamscapes that almost come alive as "one frame films," explains Marco.

This Saturday, October 12, at Groundswell Gallery, the brothers will present Morte, "a thematic retrospective" centered around death, Marco says. From the haunting tintypes of their Victorian Women series to pieces from Metamorphosis, photographs depicting human bodies transforming into wax that are both beautiful and grotesque at the same time, Corvo Brothers images come alive even when dealing with death, energized by the juxtaposition of medical and religious themes.

In advance of the opening, Westword spoke with Marco Corvo about the brothers' work and the Denver art scene in general.

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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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