"Light has the power to create, define, and solidify; or leave in shadow that which we believe to be real."
major challenge for me in art is to keep under control the tyranny of
a logical mind. The spirit that moves me is capricious, unruly and irreverent.
Most of my work grows out of intuitive impulse the rest gets
underway by just playing."
"A LIGHT JOURNEY" OPENS AT DIA
LIGHT ART EXHIBITION BEING SHOWCASED AT DENVER INTERNATIONAL Written by Justin Burns, Aviation World
Seeing the Light
Enter a dark space and be mesmerized by light and color. A Light Journey, a new exhibition at DIA's art gallery on Level 5 of Terminal West, is expression in light. The exhibition's light sculptures, which are freestanding and wall-mounted, have bright colors (mostly powered with LED lighting elements) and are set off by a totally black room—and they are dazzling. The journey in the exhibition title perhaps refers more to the artists' sojourn through the creative process than to an excursion of light itself. After all, light travels at a speed of 186,282 miles per second, so light from these sculptures reaches viewers' eyes in less than a nanosecond. Or maybe the title comments on the journey that viewers take as they move from one light sculpture to another and experience the pieces visually and perhaps viscerally and intellectually. read more
The Rocky Mountain PBS program, Arts District, featured Dorothy in 2013.
"Light and sound artist Dorothy Tanner creates breathtaking sculptures using light, and she also uses sound to create a mesmerizing, multi-sensory experience. Dorothy takes us into her Denver studio and gallery Lumonics."
Here is the YouTube clip of the segment.
be on the list for the next open house:
photo by Jeff Nass
courtesy of EPIC Colorado Magazine, Spring 2013
story by Kelsey McMaster
other photos by Ms. McMaster
ABOUT RENTING THE GALLERY
Selected works of Dorothy Tanner
and Mel Tanner were part of the Light
Supply Exhibit at the Museum of Outdoor Arts
June 25, 2011 - February 25, 2012
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is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute
some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene."
Lester The Jester
(Plexiglas, Video, and LED light)
photo by Alecia Jensen
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