Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver

Denver, CO



Real to Surreal

November 12, 1999 - February 12, 2000


The Museum of Contemporary Art /Denver is pleased to announce an exciting exhibition of regional and national realist and surrealist paintings and sculpture. Stepping from MOCA/D's previous exhibition of experimental conceptual installations, Real to Surreal embraces contemporary painters that use traditional techniques in painting and sculpture with realism as a starting point then crossing into fantasy and the surreal. In this age of instant process and gratification, attention spans seem short. (left: Matt O'Neil, Primer Gray, 1998; right: Rebecca Alzofon, Reflection, 1999, oil on linen, 16 x 48 inches, Series:Lyricals)

The lore of skilled craftsmanship seems more difficult to locate as we speed into a new century. Work was chosen from both the east and west coasts and brought together with the Colorado region's best talent. Each of these twenty-three artists share in kindred spirit their own unique personal vision combined with an extraordinary literal talent. This exhibition is a toast to the last turn of the century, and a toast to craft, skill, and unique visions being carried into the next century. (right: list of exhibition participants and brief description of each artist's style, Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver)

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