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Bodacioussss

October 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017

Bodacioussss presents over twenty artists whose work is not only changing the definition of art, but also changing the ways in which art is produced and consumed. Unlike artists of the past century, whose works were validated through recognition in museums and galleries, the artists here move fluidly between physical and digital worlds, fine art and commercial arenas, and refined and popular styles. A hallmark of our age, many of the artists represented in the exhibition present cultural and intellectual issues with deliberate childlike playfulness and absurdity.

This exhibition also provides an alternative perspective on what is commonly called “post-internet” art by contextualizing younger, digital artists within an earlier generation of artists who also pioneered an informal, or DIY, style of art making.

The word “bodacious” derives from combining “bold” and “audacious.” In a nod to the vernacular of text messages, the extra S's were added for emphasis.

Bodacioussss was co-curated by Taylor Balkissoon and Adam Lerner.

List of artists:

  • Trudy Benson
  • Dara Birnbaum
  • Caroline David
  • Aoife Dunne
  • Travis Egedy
  • Sessa Englund
  • Don Fodness
  • Aaron Garber-Maikovska
  • Kim Gordon
  • Hanski
  • Keith Haring
  • Parker Ito
  • Kytten Janae
  • Mike McDonnell
  • Jayson Musson
  • Alexander Page
  • Gary Panter
  • POSE
  • Owvbics
  • Something by Someone
  • Peter Sutherland
  • Katie Torn
  • Kyle Warfield

image: Pose, MILK, 2015. Acrylic, spray pain, and paper on claybord panel and reclaimed wood, 74 x122 x 52 ½ in. Courtesey the artist and We Are Super Vision Chicago.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by members of the Director’s Vision Society and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.


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