ROAM by Black Cube Artist Fellow Jon Geiger
June 11 - July 29, 2016
About the Exhibition:
On Display at:
MOA's Marjorie Park at Fiddler's Green
6331 S. Fiddler's Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
From June 11 - July 29, 2016, MOA will host pop-up exhibition ROAM by Black Cube artist fellow, Jon Geiger at MOA’s Marjorie Park at Fiddler’s Green. ROAM is a large outdoor light sculpture that resembles a tumbleweed rolling in the wind. Marjorie Park is the first of three sites that ROAM will be installed in. The sculpture will be on display from June 11th through August 8, 2016, when it will then be moved to its second Colorado location.
There will be an opening reception on June 11th from 7-9pm at Marjorie Park at Fiddler’s Green located at 6331 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. The event is free and open to the public and will include food trucks, music and drinks. Jon Geiger will also be in attendance.
“MOA is thrilled to partner with Black Cube to present ROAM,” said MOA Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “For over 35 years, MOA has been dedicated to bringing outdoor sculpture to Colorado. In addition, we feel that Black Cube pushes the boundaries of art while making it accessible to all, which is something that resonates with MOA’s mission of ‘making art a part of everyday life’.”
About the Artist:
Jon Geiger takes his cues from the iconography of the West to construct a tumbling light sculpture. This 26-foot abstracted, animated, white neon tumbleweed consists of five neon tumbleweed structures each illuminated individually to create a rolling movement of light. ROAM transforms ordinary materials – steel and neon lighting – to create cinematic plays of light that activate its surroundings. The sculpture is mounted to a steel frame that references a billboard structure.
For Geiger, both the billboard and tumbleweed forms are iconic to the American West. Furthermore, Geiger’s use of neon light directly references the American West’s iconic neon sign history as well as influential artists who have worked in the West, such as Bruce Nauman.
Geiger received his BFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2010. He received his MFA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014. Geiger’s work centers on the mysticism of the American West, the power of land, and the frontier spirit; often challenging their origins and place in the imagination.
About Black Cube:
Black Cube is a nonprofit, nomadic contemporary art museum. At Black Cube, we see ourselves as an unconventional museum pursuing the most effective ways to engage new audiences while supporting artists’ sustainability. Without the traditional boundaries of a physical building, Black Cube is experienced primarily through pop-up art exhibitions and shops conceived by our artist fellows. Black Cube was founded by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage. Find out more at www.blackcubeart.org.
Learn more about ROAM at Black Cube's Website.
This exhibition is generously supported by the City of Englewood and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.