Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Cosmopolitan art program...
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has been building a solid reputation for supporting new genre art. The eight 12-foot-high digital columns in the lobby are dedicated to showing a changing program of moving image works which, in conjunction with agency Digital Kitchen, earned them the Digital Design Grand Prix at Cannes last year.
I have posted on two previous artist residencies in the Cosmopolitan's 3rd floor P3 Studio - the most recent artist being Wendy Kveck who works across a range of mediums - painting, collage, sculpture, video and performance.
Continuing her interest in food rituals and excess, Kveck's installation 'The Pageant of the Amuse Bouche', featured giant cake sculptures that referenced the ancient Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion at the Acropolis in Athens. Three 'caryatids' wearing delectable headpieces posed prettily at the closing reception and read poetry to guests.