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Richard Peterson

RICHARD PETERSON: ARTISTS & RoCKERS

 

March 30–June 24, 2012

Curated by Adam Lerner, this exhibition presents Richard Peterson’s portrait photographs of musicians and artists from the 1970s to the present, including Bruce Conner, Debbie Harry and Joey Ramone. The exhibition also includes recent portraits of artists at MCA Denver. Pairing recent and historical work, the exhibition captures Peterson’s persistent ability to find the unconventional heroics and idiosyncratic elements of his subjects.


The exhibition at MCA Denver is sponsored in part by MCA Denver’s Director’s Vision Society members and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The museum would like to further thank the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

Friday, March 30
Richard Peterson Artist Talk
Saturday, June 9 (note date change)
3PM Reception 4PM Artist Talk
$10 / $5 Members
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Search & Destroy is a series of citywide exhibitions, concerts and events in Denver exploring punk's historical and ongoing relationship to visual art, coordinated around the exhibition Bruce Conner and the Primal Scene of Punk Rock at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. This collaboration, in partnership with Gildar Gallery, Colorado Photographic Arts Center and Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, will take place March through August 2012.


image: Richard Peterson. David Byrne of the Talking Heads at the University of Berkeley. Silver gelatin print, 8 x 10 in. Courtesy the artist and Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, Denver.

 

 

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