A new public art piece is currently being installed at the Dairy Block development in LoDo in Denver, CO. Stay tuned for more news!
Aurum new works by Collin Parson
Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver
April 26 - June 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6-8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Saturday, May 7th
Known for his light boxes and large installations, Denver artist Collin Parson will be featured in a solo exhibition of new works at Michael Warren Contemporary on Santa Fe Drive, Denver from April 26 - June 4, 2016. Known for using light to create environments and influence perception, Parson continues his ongoing investigation of light and space. Controlling these combined elements help capture the vivid demonstrations of the principles of geometrics, light, space, color, and dimension. The chemical symbol for the element of gold is Au, taken from the latin word Aurum, which means "shining dawn". Using gold mirrored acrylic as his primary medium, lasers are used to fabricate the simple geometric shapes that reflect one's surroundings in a tinted gold color. Parson, for the first time, has also has scaled down his larger light shapes from his Divided series that continue to celebrate the intrigue of light and it's properties. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Curator Joy Armstrong stated in a recently released catalog about the artist "What matters most is the acknowledgment of light's significant presence in our lives; when we find ourselves slowed and contemplative because of the constructed manipulation of the intangible element, then the artist has achieved his intent".
Currently in fabrication, Parson received his first public art commission from Pikes Peak Art Center in Colorado Springs, CO to be placed on the exterior walls of the building. The piece comprises of two light boxes each 10' wide by 30' high made of stainless steel. The piece will be lit from the interior with programmable lights. Check back soon for more details.
March 6 - March 22, 2015
Known for his light boxes and large light installations, Collin Parson's seventh solo exhibition at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art, March 6 - 22, continues his ongoing investigation into light and space. Coming off his recent exhibition Continuance: Charles and Collin Parsonat Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Parson will exhibit a piece not yet seen in Denver. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Curator Joy Armstrong stated in a recently released catalog about the artist "What matters most is the acknowledgment of light's significant presence in our lives; when we find ourselves slowed and contemplative because of the constructed manipulation of this intangible element, then the artist has achieved his intent." Join Parson and experience the light.