GUILLERMO KUITCA: DIARIOS
JUNE 21–SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
Members Preview | Friday, June 21 from 6–8PM
Public Celebration | Saturday, June 22 from 10AM–5PM
MCA Denver presents a new solo exhibition by Argentinian artist Guillermo Kuitca. Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios features a series of drawings in which the artist stretched discarded canvases over a table from his parents’ garden. He then spent periods of time marking their surface with intentional and accidental doodles, drawings and notations. The Diarios, a name given to the works by the artist, are overtly personal, combining together phone numbers, titles of paintings, email addresses, blank spots where books sat, lists and collaged elements that record the ebb and flow of life. The canvases record all of the artist’s normal studio activity, resulting in a final work that is a hybrid of intentionality and chance. To complement the exhibition, a video of the most current Diario being made in Kuitca’s Buenos Aires-studio will be projected as part of the show.
Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios opens to the public on Saturday, June 22 with an all-day celebration. There will be activities relating to the exhibition throughout the museum and admission will be just 10¢. Diarios will be on view at MCA Denver in the David & Laura Merage Foundation Photography Gallery and the Chris & Lu Law Gallery from June 21 through September 15, 2013.
Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios is curated by Brett Littman and organized by The Drawing Center, New York. The exhibition and its accompanying publication are made possible in part by Bettina and Donald Bryant, Jr., Charles Van Campenhout and Risteard Keating, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Solita and Steven Mishaan, Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky and an anonymous donor. Guillermo Kuitca was born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he continues to live and work.