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
Friday, March 30
Richard Peterson Artist Talk
Saturday, June 9 (note date change)
3PM Reception 4PM Artist Talk
$10 / $5 Members
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.