Local Photographer Kevin O'Connell at MCA

July 16 2009, 7:32 AM
oconnellIn the white-collar world, Kevin O'Connell is a civil engineer. But as soon as the longtime Denver resident ditches his briefcase and calculator, he's a photographer---with a civil engineer's mind. For decades, O'Connell has been obsessed with lines, horizons, and energy development on the Eastern Plains. His early photographs, mostly black-and-white images, capture silos and office buildings dwarfed by sprawling skies. His new images flip that perspective. Starting tonight, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, check out O'Connell's color images of wind turbines and electrical boxes as they tower over the dusty prairie. July 16-Oct. 4. Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St., 303-298-7554