Lanny DeVuono has been exploring outer space for the past year. Her ambition to illustrate extraterrestrial terrain, as she imagines it, led to the large-scale drawings on canvas on view in Critical Focus: Lanny DeVuono. The works that comprise Here and Elsewhere, the artist’s most recent series of conceptual landscapes, synthesize DeVuono’s curiosity about, and critique of, space travel, the influence of American Western landscapes on her practice, and her continuing dedication to materials. The images are at once familiar and foreign, surreal and, in some cases, almost entirely abstract. Critical Focus: Lanny DeVuono runs through June 5.
The exhibition is curated by Zoe Larkins.
This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Director’s Vision Society members and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Image: Lanny DeVuono, Study for Outer Space, Large Drawing, 2015. Graphite, gesso, and gouache on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy the artist and Tina Goodwin Gallery.