The exhibition features a 25-foot tower-shaped sculpture inspired by common building materials, such as Tyvek sheeting and plywood.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 05, 2015
Black Cube announces its third pop up exhibition in Denver, featuring a work titled ‘New Brutal’ by Denver-based artist, and Black Cube fellow, Derrick Velasquez. 'New Brutal,' is a site-specific sculpture created for The Stanley Marketplace airplane hangar and is Velasquez's largest-scale work to date. The exhibition features a 25-foot tower-shaped sculpture inspired by common building materials, such as Tyvek sheeting and plywood. 'New Brutal' takes its title from Brutalism, a style of art characterized by a deliberate plainness.
Informed by Denver's recent building boom, this work takes cues from both the architectural plainness the artist sees in the design of Denver's new buildings as well as the beauty he sees in the construction process. The Stanley Marketplace is an active construction site making it the perfect location as it directly relates to the materials and concept behind the work.
The exhibition will take place at The Stanley Marketplace, located at 2501 Dallas Street in Aurora, from November 12 to December 12 on Thursdays from 6 to 8pm and Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Black Cube is also holding an opening reception on Thursday, November 12 from 6 to 9pm. RSVPs to the event are required and can be made via the Facebook event or to firstname.lastname@example.org. All events are free and open to the public.
Velasquez was born and raised in Lodi, California, and resides in Denver. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Ohio State University, and holds dual undergraduate degrees in Art History and Studio Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Velasquez works in media including performance, installation, sculpture and photography. His most recent solo exhibitions have been at Pentimenti Gallery, the Volta Art Fair in New York City, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. He has also participated in recent group exhibitions at spaces such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, New Mexico Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe, and Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Velasquez is a founding member and co-manager at TANK Studios, the founder of the YE$ M’am grant for artists, and a board member of the Art-Plant Artist Residency. He currently teaches in the Fine Arts departments at Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Denver. Velasquez is represented by Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO) as well as Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA).
For more information about the event and Derrick Velasquez, visit http://www.blackcubeart.org.
About Black Cube
Black Cube is a nonprofit, nomadic contemporary art museum. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage new audiences while supporting artists’ sustainability. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube is experienced primarily through pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by our artist fellows. Black Cube was founded by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage. Find out more at http://www.blackcubeart.org.