Men of God, Men of Nature is a site-specific work designed by Laleh Mehran especially for the Fuse Box. The daughter of Iranian scientists, Mehran has lived most of her life in the U.S. and has been a professor at the University of Denver since 2007. Her complex relationship with political, scientific, and theological concepts drives her work that often has an interactive component. Her works are intended to be meditative and seductive, inviting viewers to consider their own relationship to the issues she presents.
Performances that Laleh Mehran plans for the course of the exhibition will be published on the website calendar after they are scheduled and displayed in the Related Exhibitions & Events section at right.
Planning note: The Fuse Box and the modern and contemporary galleries on level four of the Hamilton Building will be closed periodically for construction work August 14–September 8. When possible during that time, we will make the Fuse Box accessible via the stairs from level three.
The exhibition is on view through February 17, 2013.
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Local artist and University of Denver professor Laleh Mehran said she first started thinking about her installation at the Denver Art Museum in 2009. The modern and contemporary art curator at the time, now DAM director, Christoph Heinrich had seen some of Mehran’s work and asked her to create something for the Fuse Box gallery. The unique space on level four of the Hamilton Building is dedicated to exploring emerging artists in the new media field. More
You'll be hard-pressed to find a 90-degree angle in the Daniel Libeskind-designed Hamilton Building. That was part of what inspired Colorado artist Laleh Mehran to place a monumental black cube in the level four Fuse Box space. Playfully calling her installation—Men of God, Men of Nature—a collaboration between herself and Libeskind, Mehran shines a light on the physical and metaphorical multi-dimensionality of the deceptively simple shape. More