Tableau

On View through March 19, 2017
View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

View of the site-specific installation, Tableau, by Hadley Hooper.

Hadley Hooper, Tableau, 2016. Theater flats, paper, wheat paste, Ikea chairs. © Hadley Hooper.

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On View through March 19, 2017
Hamilton Building - Level 2
Included in general admission
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Intrigued by the dramatic angles and tucked-away spaces of the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, Colorado artist Hadley Hooper illustrated, printed, scanned, and enlarged her hand-drawn images to set the scene. Hooper's work as a picture book illustrator and her connection to creation myths inspired this theatrical environment.

"These images are familiar, and maybe a bit unsettled. They could be oversized creatures from a picture book of fairy tales, but the story is deliberately left undefined," says Hooper.

The story is now yours to tell. Wander through the space, sit on the moon, rest on the swings, and pose in the belly of the whale (share on social media with #TableauDAM).