Jaime Carrejo:
Waiting

Located in the Lower Level

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About the Exhibition

Jaime Carrejo: Waiting presents a new installation by the Denver-based artist that explores the relationship between confinement and duration. Through a layering of Southwestern symbolism, mid-century design, and objects from his own domestic space, Carrejo offers an environment reminiscent of an interior waiting room and exterior courtyard. These settings intend to prompt reflection on various physical and psychological barriers experienced during the pandemic but also pose the question of what will come after this extended period of waiting.

Click here to reserve your tickets to see the exhibition here (along with the other shows on view)!

 

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Upcoming Virtual Events

[Image description: Blue and purple graphic designed by Jaime Carrejo with plants and a chainlink fence and blue and white text "Jaime Carrejo: Waiting Rooms"]

June 2 @ NOON: Jaime Carrejo: Waiting
Register Here

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See the Exhibition 

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Gif of Jaime Carrejo Waiting exhibition

 

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Jaime Carrejo

Portrait of Jaime Carrejo. He is wearing a plaid button up and smiles softly into the camera.

 

P.S. Jaime is one of the artists in our Octopus Initiative Program! Check out his art available in the library and make sure to enter the lottery for your chance to win and live with his work in your own home for 10 months!

 

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Jaime Carrejo is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates painting, sculpture, video, and immersive installations. He uses pattern and color, sourced from plants, textiles, and the Southwestern landscape, to address a relationship between place and identity. He considers the layering of materials and imagery pivotal in exploring the collision of multi-hybrid identities and alterity that form complicated relationships. 

Jaime Carrejo was born in 1977 in El Paso, Texas and currently lives and works in Denver. He received his BFA from the University of Texas, El Paso in 2001 and MFA from the University of South Florida in 2007. His work is featured in periodicals, such as The New York Times, Artforum, and Hyperallergic. His work has been featured at the Museum of Design Atlanta; Denver Art Museum; University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; and Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Ramallah, Palestine. He held a residency at Redline Denver from 2011-2013 and currently serves on the board of Tilt West.

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Jaime Carrejo Clocks Gif

Clock by Jaime Carrejo $50

From the current exhibition, Jaime Carrejo’s: Waiting presents, Sunset and Twilight, 2020, wallpaper on exclusive and limited-edition clocks. Take a work of art home with you!

Courtesy the artist.

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Waiting to Bloom: You don’t need to be a formally trained botanist to enjoy the herbaceous offerings of the Waiting to Bloom mocktail kit. Inspired by the life cycle and natural resources available to us, this drink can be enjoyed in the form of a martini or on the rocks. Relish in the silky mouthfeel of chamomile, the citrusy goodness of dried lemon, the penetrating floral aroma of lavender, and a hint of sweet sugar on the rim.

Get a Mocktail Kit Inspired by the Exhibition $45–$65

We wanted to bring the MCA Denver Cafe & Bar to you so we put together the Waiting to Bloom Mocktail Kit (or cocktail the 21+) just for you. This mocktail was inspired by Carrejo’s interest in the botanical life cycle. From the flowering of a plant to the drying of an herb, there is something to be appreciated at each stage. We invite you to think about this journey while sipping on this aromatic libation.

Waiting to Bloom tasting notes: You don’t need to be a formally trained botanist to enjoy the herbaceous offerings of the Waiting to Bloom mocktail kit. This drink can be enjoyed in the form of a martini or on the rocks. Relish in the silky mouthfeel of chamomile, the citrusy goodness of dried lemon, the penetrating floral aroma of lavender, and a hint of sweet sugar on the rim.