Collin Parson: INTERFERENCE PT. 1
Buell Theatre Lobby at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
1350 Curtis Street in Denver
July 1 - October 1, 2019
- Opening Recpeption: Monday July 1 at 5pm; In-conjunction with the opening reception, Alex Anderson (Nasty Nachos) will be performing a live electronic music concert, with modular synthesizers, on the open-air Buell Theatre Balcony. Nasty Nachos’ performance will be a musical reflection of Parson’s use of light and mirrors, in his artworks. The event is free and open to the public
Collin Parson, Untitled (from the Moire Series), laser cut acrylic and hardware, 24" x 72" x 3", 2019.
The exhibition title INTERFERENCE PT. 1 is in relation to the "interference" fringes created by the Moire effect, in which similar but slightly overset patterns are overlaid over each other causing fascinating perceptual effects. This exhibition features four of Parson's on-going series (Lightboxes, Divided, Reflections, and Moire) all which explore his fascination with perception, light, and space. INTERFERENCE PT. 2 will be held at Michael Warren Contemporary from October 15 - November 23, 2019. The purpose of Parson's work is to push the viewer beyond everyday limits of perception, assisting one in discovering an informed awareness of this captured beauty. The connection between the viewer and the interaction with the light, allows the viewer to slow down and contemplate what they are experiencing. Incorporating the perceptual properties of light; he hopes to achieve an experience that is unique to each viewer. Parson achieves this by using CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) routers or lasers to precisely cut patterns in industrial materials, often that are embedded with programmable light-emitting diodes. Alternatively, at other times a reflective surface is used that serves as the light mechanism without the use of artificial light. Controlling these combined elements helps to capture vivid demonstrations of the principles of geometry, light, color, and space. It’s time to give light the primary role rather than the secondary, supportive role.
“The intention of a phenomenal art is simply the gift of seeing a little more today than you did yesterday” - Robert Irwin