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.
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.
For more ways to rock the night and kill the day, go to westword.com/calendar.
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.