Solar Signs

Beatie Wolfe and Aaron Rose
April 5, 2024 - May 12, 2024

"Solar Signs" is an extraordinary fusion of art and activism, where creativity meets purpose in a mesmerizing display that invites viewers to engage, explore, and empower themselves in the fight against climate change. This groundbreaking collaboration between multidisciplinary artists Beatie Wolfe and Aaron Rose transcends traditional boundaries, offering an immersive experience that captivates the senses and inspires action.

At the heart of "Solar Signs" lies a celebration of the sun's power and its potential to drive positive change. Wolfe and Rose ingeniously craft banners embellished with shadow poetry and intricate motifs, fashioning a narrative that eloquently underscores the elegance and importance of solar energy. Engaging visitors in a mesmerizing visual spectacle, the installation orchestrates a harmonious ode to the natural realm, prompting reflection on humanity's interconnectedness within it.


The artwork in "Solar Signs" extends beyond traditional mediums, incorporating multimedia elements that elevate the exhibition to new heights of immersion and engagement. Through video documentary shorts, viewers are transported on a global journey, witnessing firsthand the transformative effects of solar art on communities and landscapes. From bustling urban centers to quaint rural areas, these videos offer a glimpse into the power of creativity to spark positive change and inspire hope for a sustainable future.


What truly sets "Solar Signs" apart is its interactive nature, inviting visitors to become active participants in the artistic process. Through interactive projections guests are encouraged to contribute their own "solar signs," adding their voices to the ongoing dialogue on climate change and environmental stewardship. Using the cut-out letters  on traditional overhead displays, guests are invited to share personal reflections on the exhibition's themes. Each interaction fosters a sense of connection and empowerment, reminding us all of the collective power we hold to effect change.


In essence, "Solar Signs" isn't just an exhibition—it's an experience waiting to be discovered, an invitation to seethe world through new eyes and imagine the possibilities of a brighter, greener future. From the moment you step into the exhibition space, you are enveloped in a world where art comes alive, activism takes center stage, and the sunshines brightly as a beacon of hope. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this transformative journey.


Artist Bio:

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, South by Southwest, 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.

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.


Public Hours:

Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, April 5th – May 12th, 2023

Opening Celebration: Friday, April 5th 6:00pm  – 9:00pm

Understudy is free-to-visit and open to all. We are located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the Shantell Martin art bench.

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