August 3 – 27, 2019
Led by artist Rian Kerrane, Immortalize is a community program that invites the public to participate in the production of a collaborative monument. The monument is composed of plaster cast sculptures of participants’ hands. Each hand takes the form of a unique, physical gesture that conveys self-expression, individuality, and communication. When installed together by Kerrane, the hands figuratively—and literally—become a collective monument that symbolizes the voice of our community.
Coproduced by Black Cube and The Denver Theatre District. Part of a wider project MONUMENTAL, a series of public, contemporary artworks and community engagement programs that explore, question, and transform the role monuments play in our society.
+ Saturday, August 3, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Workshop #1)
+ Saturday, August 10, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Workshop #2)
Public Hours: Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, August 24, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Understudy is free-to-visit and open to all.
Born in Galway, Ireland in 1968 Rian Kerrane received her BA in Fine Arts Degree from the University of Ulster at Belfast in 1991, her MFA from the University of New Orleans in 1997 and is currently Associate Professor and Area Head for the Sculpture Program at the University of Colorado Denver. A noted sculptor in cast iron, mixed media and installation, Rian has shown in sculpture gardens, museums and galleries in the United States, Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Mexico.
Learn more about MONUMENTAL: https://blackcube.art/exhibition/monumental
Understudy is located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the B-Cycle station next to the light rail tracks or Shantell Martin’s art bench.