It’s been six months since Meow Wolf opened its doors in Denver, and the buzz around the immersive interactive experience is still buzzing. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this one-of-a-kind art exhibit, you are not only missing out on a colorful, unique world, but also a chance to see RMCAD professors’ artwork in the wild.
At RMCAD, our professors are not only teachers but also working artists, and their work can be found in exhibitions and events across the country. Let’s take a look at the four RMCAD professors and their pieces featured in Meow Wolf Denver’s Convergence Station:
Shayna Cohn (Fine Arts/Foundations) – Sparkle Cave
Sparkle Cave is a custom-built, permanent installation housed in the Numina section of Denver’s Meow Wolf. It’s a sensorial staircase with two floors of highly tactile walls, consisting of two undulating and color-shifting ceilings, a dozen dazzling rhinestone-encrusted stalactites, and a cascade of glowing frozen bubbles along with projected kinetic lighting and an ambient soundtrack. Embedded into the glittery walls are approx 350 handmade and painted ceramic sculptures, 500 circular mirrors and 4,000 marbles.
To learn more about Cohn, read RMCAD professor shares how women artists can break barriers.
Lauri Lynnx Murphy (Fine Arts/Foundations) – Noodlehead Herd
Located in Numina, Noodlehead Herd is a piece inspired by imagination, science and an Xoloitzcuintli dog. While researching genetically modified organisms, Lauri imagined what a world with tomatoes and fish DNA would look like – and thus, the Noodleheads were formed.
Ellie Rusinova (Illustration) – Zoroastro!
Zoroastro! is a character based installation created by Brandan Styles and Ellie Rusinova, located in a large shop window on the busy C Street inside of Convergence Station. Zoroastro! is a large, eyeballed, multiarmed guru with a vast knowledge of time and space. He was created in the course of three months through a hands-on, neo-traditional approach made of PVC, carved foam, wood and acrylic paints. The inspiration behind him was the old-fashioned carnival fortune teller machines.
Sean Peuquet (Music Production) – Soundscape & musical material for City Streets
City Streets is a huge multistory and multichannel audio space that immerses the audience in the central urban district of a converged world. Peuquet created a custom piece of software to select, arrange and transition between sounds. Using an entirely algorithmic and generative process, the soundscape never repeats or loops; works itself into specific, localized configurations of recurring sounds, and then back out again; and lastly, modulates between ambient environmental textures and arrangements.
If you are a RMCAD student and are interested in checking out these four sensational art installations, please join RMCAD Student Ambassadors for a Meow Wolf Trip on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 4:30 – 9 p.m. MST.