The exhibition of the collaborative installation "Intrepid Garden" by artists Suchitra Mattai
and Jodi Stuart
has opened at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
The exhibition is open to patrons attending ticketed Buell events through the end of September and by appointment.
Stuart and Mattai's work investigates gardens of the past, present and future through visual collisions of intense colors, pattern and texture that explore the relationship between the hand-made and digitally produced.
The exhibition is part of Denver Arts & Venues
' The Next Stage NOW
, a pilot program granting funds to artists and arts organizations to program the Arts Complex in non-traditional ways.
Mattai lives and works in Denver. She received a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing and a Master of Arts in South Asian Art, both from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her work employs landscape to address the theme of artificial encounters in the natural world.
Stuart grew up in a small town on the east coast of New Zealand. She earned a Bchelor of Visual Arts from Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland and a Master of Fin Arts from Auckland University. Stuart moved to the United States in 2010 and lives in Denver, where she is an artist in residence at RedLine Contemporary Art Center
. Her work explores aspects of place and presence through the view finders of new technologies.
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