Art by Architects will take place on Friday, November 22 at the AIA Colorado’s atrium lobby. This is the first art show and sale put on by the AIA Colorado College of Fellows and the planning committee hopes for success so it will become a yearly event.
50% of all proceeds from the sale of artwork will be put into the Fellow’s Scholarship Fund for an annual recruiting scholarship for an incoming graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning.
OZ architect Nathan Jenkins will be exhibiting both photography and artwork in the show to help the AIA showcase the artistic talents of Colorado’s architecture community and to raise money to contribute to the scholarship. The art show will demonstrate the depth and breadth of Colorado’s creativity, diversity, and quality as shown through its creative arts.
The works feature both architecturally focused photography of Denver and a collaborative endeavor of acrylic painting by another Architect and friend done over my architectural photography of another subject. Photography is an instrument which I use professionally on a daily basis as a Designer to capture the elements in the built environment around me. Sometimes random and obscure, and at other times more obvious; whether taken in a unique light or different perspective, this exhibit is meant to articulate Denver through my eyes. As a second part of this show, I have collaborated with Architect and painter, David Buescher. I was raised in Spokane, Washington and David was raised in Westminster, Colorado but we now live in each other’s respected Cities.
A continuation of an exhibit featured at the Barrister Winery in Spokane, Washington this past February (show link – http://www.barristerwinery.com/ ), the basis for this exhibit is a series of 24” x 30” photographs taken of the Parkade and printed on a craft paper that is sealed with lacquer. Acrylic paint is then applied to the highly geometric and iconic imagery. The fluid nature of paint and its ability to intermingle and layer upon the photographs in an organic fashion, creates a fascinating result. Photography and paint are not often mixed media; the pieces in this collection bring together the two mediums. Built in 1967 and entirely of cast-in-place concrete, the parking structure represents movement both in its function and its expressive forms. This movement and form allows the structure to be captured from numerous angles, both inside and outside the structure and with striking interplays of shade and shadow.