Sometimes the world of art galleries can be a bit confining, pretentious and, well, quiet. Daisy McConnell is fighting that with the Galleries of Contemporary Art’s newest downtown exhibit, Visual Environments.
By featuring the work of two Denver-based artists, Pattie Lee Becker and Suchitra Mattai, the gallery director is hoping to, at least for the night, engage visitors in an overlapping, multi-sensory show.
The pairing of Becker and Mattai makes sense when examining their respective use of pattern, line, color and, most of all, their mutual exploration of natural and man-made environments.
Which is pretty open-ended, but that’s OK.
“There’s not necessarily a massive overriding theme. It’s not a message show,” McConnell says. Instead, Becker and Mattai are both currently doing work creating mini-worlds.
Becker’s series, “Powers of Ten,” was inspired by the films of the same name by Charles and Ray Eames. Working on a macroscopic scale and