MCA Denver presents “Looking for the Face I Had Before the World Was Made”


Eric and Heather ChanSchatz - "PTG.0048 Coal / Coal miners of Quecreek" in Somerset, Pennsylvania, 2008-2009

The Museum of Contemporary Art
(MCA Denver) announces the opening of
Looking for the Face I Had Before the World Was Made, six exhibitions focused on
the metaphysics of the human figure.
The exhibitions bring together
very different types of art and artists including figurative paintings and video
by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans (b.1963), a video of a short play by the
late Irish writer Samuel Beckett (1906 – 1989), abstract paintings, sculpture,
and works on paper by New York artists Eric and Heather ChanSchatz (both b.
1968), photographs by New York artist Lorraine O’Grady (b. 1934), architectural
renderings as portraits by late San Francisco draftsman A.G. Rizzoli (1896-1982)
and drawings by Denver artist William Stockman (b. 1965). The
exhibitions open as one on January 29, 2010. A public reception will be held the
same day from 8–10pm, with a preview for MCA Denver members from 6–8pm.