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Denver’s Black Cube Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum presents: ROAM
ROAM combines three familiar icons of the American West – the billboard, neon sign, and tumbleweed. The tumbleweed’s association with the Western film has come to represent desolate, dry, and uninhabited landscapes. Major highways and cities throughout the U.S. are populated with an array of billboards and neon signs, which stand as reminders of these forms of outdoor public advertising that flourished from the 1920s through the 1980s. While billboards mostly conjure up thoughts of commercial advertisements, they have also been used in a variety of ways in contemporary art. Geiger’s use of neon light references both the traditional, commercial use while simultaneously nodding to iconic artists, such as Bruce Nauman, who have worked with these materials.
For Geiger, both the tumbleweed and neon are also symbols of isolation, vibrancy, and commerce. He sees this work as a beacon with a “cold, soft glow that pulls in passersby like mosquitoes to a bug zapper.”
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George P. Perez: A Lack Of
CU-Boulder Grad and recent Redline-Denver Alumnus, George P. Perez presents new work, including a site-specific installation in the ArtsHUB Main Gallery.
A Lack Of explores and examines photographs with what Susan Stewart calls “a potential commodity, taking place within the abstract and infinite cycle of exchange”. George P. Perez presents his entire collection of collected photographs ranging from the 1930’s to circa 1970’s from various locations in the States, and foreign countries like Turkey. A Lack Of presents a personal venture of filling a void, to create a mold of stimulating memories and experiences embedded in a displacement of photographs.
On view: March 10 – April 28
Part of the Month of Photography-Denver: http://www
Thank you to our exhibition sponsors: The Boulder County Arts Alliance, the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Lafayette Public Arts Committee