Understudy is a 700 square foot arts and culture incubator space dedicated to creative exploration. Understudy provides a free, central, and innovative platform to artists and creative groups for experimentation.Located in the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) at 890 C 14th St., Understudy is operated, curated, and funded by the Denver Theatre District.

Current Installation

at is now, is not the time
Explore the relationships we have with the different spaces we inhabit
October 1 - 29, 2023
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at is now, is not the time

Ilan Gutin

October 1st - October 29th, 2023
Thursday - Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th, 6:00pm  – 9:00pm

This body of work started with a series of fifty screen prints, all carefully created according to a consistent set of rules, and with each print serving as a stepping stone that informed the next. Fascinated by the symbolism inherent in window screens, I delved into representing their patterns, textures, and the interplay of light through different ephemeral compositions.

Inspired by tapestries and fiber arts, I started to see parallels between window screens and decorative weavings found in domestic settings. In their own unique ways, they both serve as guardians of our personal spaces. This marked a turning point for the works, leading me to experiment with converting the prints into large weavings created on a Jacquard Loom. The resulting pieces resonated with a domestic familiarity, evoking feelings of comfort and home, while also acknowledging the thin barrier that divides the different worlds we inhabit. I became fixated on the idea of "looking in to look out”.

-Ilan Gutin

Current and Upcoming Installations

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at is now, is not the time
October 1 - 29, 2023
Ilan Gutin
Explore the relationships we have with the different spaces we inhabit
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Past Installations

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Happy Place
September 2 - 23, 2023
Marsha Mack
Paradise glitters in the sun. It tastes like strawberries and cream. It feels like love.
http://www.marshamack.com/View installation
Testing The Mechanics
August 4- 27, 2023
LA Samuelson
Testing the Mechanics is a work about the timing and fragility of internal change, and directing from the inside even when you can’t see where you are going.
https://www.lauraannsamuelson.com/View installation
June 30 - July 30, 2023
Arantxa Araujo, Chinasa Vivian Ezugha, Zachary Fabri, Nicola Fornoni, Kiyo Gutiérrez, Zaire Kaczmarski, Momo Magallon, Riccardo Matlakas. Curated by Quinn Dukes
Performance is Alive is pleased to present ActionHere/BeingThere - a performance art-based video exhibition curated on the occasion of the inaugural Denver Month of Video (.MOV). ActionHere/BeingThere presents an exciting range of performance-based practices from international artists, providing .MOV viewers an opportunity to experience the boundlessness of performance.
https://www.denvermov.com/View installation
June 2 - 25, 2023
Jordan Knecht
Opening Celebration Friday, June 2nd 6pm - 9pm
https://www.jordanknecht.com/View installation
May 5 - 28, 2023
Sam Grabowska
You know how sometimes when you are watching something on TV or at the movies and someone stands right in your line of sight? They are oblivious to your reality as well as theirs, and in the process create an entirely new one. Well, that is art.
http://www.manifolding.comView installation
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