LOCATION: Visions West Contemporary - 2605 Walnut St
CATEGORY: Art Events
PAST DATE AND TIME:
- Thu, Mar 9, 2023 - Sat, Apr 22, 2023
Visions West Contemporary is pleased to host a wild crew of characters from a boombox, peace-sign-making yeti to a fox adorned with a police car on its back. Secret Visitors, an exhibition by Electric Coffin, on view at the gallery's Denver location from March 9 - April 22, 2023, will be Denver's first debut of the artist duo of Duffy DeArmas and Stefan Hofmann, who comprise Electric Coffin. Utilizing nostalgia and dreams from youth - yeti, astronauts, hostess pies, Tony the Tiger, and Bubblicious, they remind and reinterpret the past, while examining how they affect our consciousness as adults. Much of their work explores environmental concerns and our relationship with nature. Please join us Thursday, March 9th, from 6–8pm as we celebrate Electric Coffin's most recent work.
This exhibition demonstrates the masterful range of materials DeArmas and Hofmann use to create - sculpture, beading, screenprinting, and painting. Their nostalgic references to pop culture bring a playful air to their work which is conveyed through their new edition 'Yeti.' Adorned with a classic boombox, the playfully posed avocado yeti grins at the viewer flashing the peace sign. This sculpture fully embraces a 70's vibe. The witty and playful work evokes definitive memories - this is the yeti you would want to hit the slopes with!
"We portray the pageantry of opposites through the imagined modern iconography of nature and the built world. The effigies of luxury goods lie next to the transcendent ephemeral nature of the mind. We seek to understand and move towards resolution of these opposites.
These characters manifest to represent the dichotomy of ideologies between nature and technology. Usually bringing to light more commonalities instead of disparities between the two. What seems to be two opposing elements work together in harmony, more seamlessly than one would expect." —Electric Coffin
Electric Coffin is a Seattle-based artist collaboration between Duffy De Armas and Stefan Hofmann. Electric Coffin are based in Seattle, Washington but exhibit nationally and internationally. The recently exhibited a large multi-media installation at the Museum of Museums, a new contemporary art center in Seattle, as well as participating in numerous art fairs around the country and in Taipei. They have just been commissioned to create a series of large scale art works for Seattle newest high rise, the Ren building.
(Image: Future, 2023, glass beads, canvas, wood, acrylic, 25 x 17 x 1.5 inches)