Anthony Goicolea’s multimedia works depict a fantastic world completely fabricated by the artist. His early color photographs and videos focus on multiple self-portraits that explore issues of identity.
A later series examines environmental destruction and globalization in black-and-white landscape photographs that are simultaneously visually seductive and unsettling. In his most recent work, Goicolea explores issues of displacement, dislocation, and identity with portraits and installations that feature his extended family. His ability to move with ease from traditional media, such as painting and drawing, to video and digitally manipulated photography has put him at the forefront of contemporary art.
Alter Ego will be the artist’s first monographic exhibition to include both early and recent works of art that represent the vast scope of his career to date. The exhibition features about 30 works of art, ranging from photography and painting to video and mixed-media installations.
Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, and the Telfair Museums, Savannah, in collaboration with 21c Museum, Louisville. In Raleigh the exhibition is presented by the North Carolina Museum of Art Contemporaries, with additional support provided by Paul E. Coggins, Dr. W. Kent Davis, Dr. Carlos Garcia-Velez, R. Glen Medders, Michael Rubel and Kristin Rey, Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull, and Allen G. Thomas Jr. This exhibition is also made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions.