Evening programming features collaborations with local artists, pop-up art installations, performances and more
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will kick off its new season of Untitled: Creative Fusions on January 31, 2020, with an unprecedented night of pop-up art installations, performances, interactive elements and more created by local artists Eileen Roscina Richardson and Joshua Ware in collaboration with 17 local creatives.
Untitled: Creative Fusions is a newly reimagined version of Untitled, presenting a bigger, bolder program at the Denver Art Museum in 2020. Taking place four times a year, Untitled: Creative Fusions will bring local creatives together to merge their artistic practices with the DAM’s exhibitions and artworks.
(Untitled is included in general museum admission, however, a special exhibition ticket is required for Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature.)
Inspired by Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature and The Light Show, Richardson and Ware join forces to investigate the wild and the constructed through the theme Entanglements. Visitors are invited to explore the space between the man-made and the natural, where humans and nature are irrevocably intertwined.
With can’t-miss moments including live ice sculpting by Jess Parris, pop-up installations by the lead creators, wheat pasting with We Were Wild, a complimentary liquid nitrogen popcorn station courtesy of The Inventing Room, beats by Dance the NightShift and more, visitors can expect a once-in-a-lifetime night at the DAM during Untitled.
Eileen Roscina Richardson is an artist, experimental filmmaker and naturalist from Denver, CO. She earned a BFA from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and trained at the School of Botanical Art and Illustration in Denver. Through biomimicry and the study of biophilia, her work examines human’s spiritual and social (dis)connection with nature, and seeks to raise questions about realizing a radically different metaphoric mapping of time, space and our place in the world.
She has exhibited film internationally, was the 2019 Resident Artist for the National Western Stock Show and is a current resident at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver. She is represented by Walker Fine Art Gallery in Denver, CO.
Joshua Ware is an artist and writer who was born in Cleveland, OH. His work has been shown locally at venues including Platte Forum, RedLine, Understudy and Juicebox. His work also has been on view in Texas, California and Norway. Currently, the artist says his practice explores “the intersection of art and design in sculpture, furniture and home furnishing that traffic in textured minimalism.”
He is also the author of several books, most recently Unwanted Invention / Vargtimmen; he intermittently writes art reviews for the online magazine Entropy. Ware received his doctorate in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska with a focus in experimental poetry and text-image hybrids. He lives and works in Denver, CO, where he has resided on-and-off since 2002.
The night will feature collaborations with the following local creatives:
- Chris Bagley
- Eric Baus
- Sommer Browning
- Shayna Cohn
- Phil Cordelli
- Cultura Craft Chocolate
- The NightShift
- The Inventing Room
- Jacob Isaacs
- S. Juliette Lee
- Jeanne Liotta
- Tiffany Matheson
- Catharine McCord
- Jess Parrish
- Matt Plain
- Process Reversal
- We Were Wild
WHAT: Untitled: Creative Fusions – Full program of events can be found here.
WHEN: Friday, January 31, 2020 6–10 p.m.
WHERE: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
VISUALS: Capture stills and video of this unique and lively event filled with engaging art installations, performances and more.
Future dates and featured artists for Untitled: Creative Fusions 2020:
* Friday, April 24, 2020, 6–10 p.m.
Featured Artists: Libby Barbee & Becky Wareing Steele
Inspired by Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington and The Light Show.
* Friday, July 31, 2020, 6–10 p.m.
Featured Artists: Ramon Bonilla & Brenton Weyi
* Friday, October 30, 2020, 6–10 p.m.
Featured Artists: Tya Alisa Anthony & Lares Feliciano
Inspired by ReVisión: Art in the Americas.
The Denver Art Museum is an educational, nonprofit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. Denver metro citizens support Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. For museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org.