FAILURE LAB MCA DENVER
Failure Lab Photography Exhibition
February 24 - April 2017.
Opening reception February 24, 2017
Open Shelf Library from 6-8p
Participating Intern Artists:
Erik Shane Benning II
Failure Lab, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's Teen Program, is an internship program for twelve high school students. Because we believe that risking failure is an integral element of creativity, we designed this program to provide teens with a unique opportunity to try out wild ideas. Always encouraged to take chances, teens engage with museum professionals, interact with artists, and work with other teens to organize exhibitions, programs, and events for their peers.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver's Teen Program: Failure Lab will present a photography exhibition in conjunction with an artist workshop led by George Perez that presents aspects of the collection, persona in objects, and the unedited transparency in the lives of teens.
About Lead Artist: George P. Perez, b. October 7, 1987, received a BFA (Cum Laude) in 2014 from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and currently resides in Denver, CO. Perez is an artist whose work explores mundane situations and scenarios that he interacts with on a day-to-day basis. Perez’s work can often be seen as a humorous but harsh narrative that reflects and critiques current values in today’s modern society, presenting another perception of banal circumstances. His practice primarily utilizes photography as a means of visual foundation, which at times presents interdisciplinary work that dives into a social practice.
Perez has shown up and down the Front Range of Colorado and outside of the state, including: (Un)Clothed, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2013; Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photography Making, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013; Cultural Citizen: The Immigrant and the Stranger, The Bridge Gallery, Littleton, CO, 2014; BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS, GOCA121, Colorado Springs, CO, 2015; Monumental: RedLine’s Annual Resident Artist Exhibition, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO, 2016; and Visitation, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX, 2016.