Black Cube Presents ROAM, A Pop Up Exhibition by Jon Geiger, Appearing in Three Different Colorado Locations in 2016
May 19, 2016 – Denver, Colo. – Black Cube is excited to present ROAM, a pop up exhibition by Detroit-based artist Jon Geiger, taking place June-October 2016 in three different locations across Colorado. 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 built to move from location to location, and it triggers an array of pictorial possibilities amidst its varying locations. The exhibition opening event will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. at the Museum Of Outdoor Arts, Marjorie Park at Fiddlers Green where the sculpture will be placed on grass across a pond. It will remain in this location from June 11 – August 8. ROAM will then be moved atop a roof on the campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design from August 20 – October 17, and its final spot will be in the city of Boulder.
The sculpture is animated to look as if it’s in a perpetual roll, and is mounted to a steel frame that references a billboard structure. For Geiger, both the billboard and tumbleweed form are iconic of the American West. Furthermore, Geiger’s use of neon light directly references the American West’s iconic neon sign history as well as iconic 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.