Beatie Wolfe & Aaron Rose
April 2024

Multidisciplinary artists Beatie Wolfe and Aaron Rose present Solar Signs, an intermedia display of shadow poetry and sun prints.

Solar-powered and made from only three ingredients: recycled letters, the sun, and time, the piece captures shadow words revealed as the sun hits the hidden letters, celebrating nature's art and power to create on its own timescale, in ways that human beings often can't see or control.

This minimalist art piece also serves as a poignant contemplation on sun and shade for those living in urban heat islands exacerbated by the climate crisis.

Be sure to check out the other programming as part of Beatie and Aaron's Solar Signs Denver '24:

+ Understudy exhibition 4/5 - 5/12, with an opening reception at 6:00pm on April 5th

+ An eclipse event on April 8 from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Tivoli Quad on the Auraria Campus. We will have FREE artist-designed eclipse glasses, along with posters, to give away at the event, while supplies last.

About Beatie Wolf

Beatie Wolfe is an award-winning, conceptual artist and musician described as a "musical weirdo and visionary" and creating new formats for music and art in the digital era. These projects include a space broadcast via the Holmdel Horn Antenna, the world's first 360° AR live-stream, and a dynamic visualization of 800,000 years of climate data charting rising CO2 levels. Wolfe's work has been featured internationally at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, the Nobel Prize Summit, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The New York Times Climate Summit, the London Design Biennale, Somerset House, the Rauschenberg Gallery, SXSW, and the Barbican Centre. Wired selected Wolfe as one of 22 changing the world, she is a winner of Webby Awards inaugural Anthem Awards, and UN Women chose Wolfe as one of nine innovators for a global campaign for International Women's Day. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a "profound" research project looking at the Power of Music for people living with dementia. The artist has collaborated with experimental artists Brian Eno, Mark Mothersbaugh, Allee Willis and producer Linda Perry, amongst others.

About Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose is a poet, writer, director, and artist. In the 1990s he founded the highly influential Alleged Gallery in New York while simultaneously working as a producer/director for MTV Networks. His work during this time saw collaborations with then budding directors Mike Mills, Spike Jonze and Harmony Korine. Rose is best known as the director of Beautiful Losers, a film that focuses on an art movement which includes artists such as Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Steven "Espo" Powers, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine and Shepard Fairey. Currently Rose is working as a poet and has just released a collection of poems he wrote in the 1990’s titled Blackout Poems.