Soft Something

Matt Barton
June 8 - 29, 2018

The exhibition “Soft Something” at Understudy is an immersive installation by Colorado Springs-based artist Matt Barton. Featured within the installation is a mix of vibrating beds, aquaponics systems, and other functional materials, which together blur the boundary between a gallery, greenhouse and sanctuary. Within the exhibition’s dynamic environment, viewers are positioned as participants – invited to relax, play and explore the uncertain middle-ground between belief and cynicism. The site-specific installation “Soft Something” evokes the complex tensions between utilitarian function and spirituality, suggesting that natural environments and the act of resting can provide a sense of unexpected healing.

Dates: June 8 – June 29, 2018

Time: Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Opening: Friday, June 8, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Understudy, 890 C 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Free, all-ages, and open to the public

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: “Soft Something” is part of Happy City: Art for the People, a six-week, citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being.

“Happy City: Art for the People” is produced by the Denver Theatre District with artistic direction by Black Cube and is a result of collaboration among a number of funding partners, including Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Community First Foundation, Denver Arts & Venues, and VISIT DENVER.

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.

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