9th and Colorado
We currently have two outdoor art installations underway at 9th & Colorado as part of Continuum Partners redevelopment project to reintegrate the former 26-acre University of Colorado School of Medicine campus into the surrounding neighborhood fabric by blending apartments and townhomes with retail, offices and new public green spaces. Kevin Sloan’s mural entitled Breakable Bear was completed in February of 2019 on the facade of the parking structure adjacent to the Theo Apartments. Sloan’s work explores the relationship between the natural and human-made world. His paintings, often symbolic, deal with recurring paired themes such as fragility and strength, wonder and sorrow, and loss and resiliency.
The mural portion of Daisy Patton’s installation was completed in January of 2019. The next step is the installation of printed Structurflex panels that will fill in two vertical spaces and complete the composition located on the exterior of the parking structure adjacent to the Theo Apartments. Patton’s work explores the meaning and social conventions of families, little discussed or hidden histories, and what it is to be a person living in our contemporary world. Her paintings start from a found photograph that is then enlarged and printed out to life size. She then adds layers of patterns and color to bring the image and the people within it to life. For the project at 9th and Colorado Patton selected an image that would relate with the surrounding neighborhood and historic significance of the site. Stay tuned for updates on this project.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Design coordination, Materials research, Budget management, Engineering coordination and oversight, Artist selection process , Fabrication oversight, Lighting design development, Scheduling, Project close-out.
Digital rendering and site plan courtesy of Continuum Partners.