Windows of new Denver high-rise do double duty as off-site Denver Art Museum exhibits — The Know from The Denver Post – Colorado News

Windows of new Denver high-rise do double duty as off-site Denver Art Museum exhibits — The Know from The Denver Post – Colorado News

Collin Parson’s art installation along 18th Avenue in the SkyHouse building features color-changing LED lights and minimalistic geometric shapes. (Provided by Denver Art Museum)

Downtown Denver’s 25-story SkyHouse building may have opened last fall, but its first-floor window boxes have remained empty for most of that time.

Now, thanks to a partnership between SkyHouse and the Denver Art Museum, those windows are serving as off-site exhibits for museum-approved local artists.

After a request-for-proposal process, the art museum, in consultation with RedLine, selected four Denver-based artists to fill the empty ground-floor spaces: Sandra Fettingis, Collin Parson, Jodi Stuart and Suchitra Mattai.

The installations offer something far better to look at than shadowy drywall or for-lease signs. Parson’s “ellipse installation,” for example, uses color-changing LEDs and minimalistic geometric shapes and mirrors to create “perceptual effects by reflecting the surrounding environment and light,” according to a press statement.

Fettingis’s concept, dubbed “Gem City,” was inspired by the Denver cityscape situated against a warm, colorful Colorado sunset. Her installation “offers dimension and shadow play for foot traffic along Lincoln,” the press statement said.

Fettingis and Parson’s installations were mounted in June and will be on view through October. Stuart and Mattai will take over the space in December 2017 and occupy it for six months.

“We want to thank SkyHouse Denver for this opportunity to expand our programming outside the museum walls and to give Denver creatives an exclusive space where their artworks will be seen and…

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