A Moment in Time: Here

2009

Object

Artist

Rick Dula, American, 1957-
Born: Oakland, CA
Work Locations: Denver, CO

Country

Object Info

Object: painting
Currently on view
Object ID: 2010.392

Medium/Technique

Acrylic paint, graphite, and chalk on wall

Credit

Museum purchase from the Volunteer Endowment Acquisition Fund

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Dimensions

height: 216 in, 548.6400 cm; width: 384 in, 975.3600 cm

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Known Provenance

A site-specific installation created in 2009 by Rick Dula

Extended Info

From its inception, Daniel Libeskind’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building of the Denver Art Museum fueled the imagination of the Denver-based artist, Rick Dula. Dula toured the building on several occasions during its 2005-06 construction and photographically recorded its progress. He then created a series of smaller paintings that documented the construction as seen from the inside of the emerging structure. In 2009, Dula returned to the Denver Art Museum to create the site-specific mural “A Moment in Time: Here” for the exhibition Embrace! Taking over fourteen weeks to complete that entailed using an untold number of charcoal pencils and erasers, more than seven gallons of acrylic paint in fourteen different colors, and nearly a gallon of acrylic gel medium, Dula “broke through” the finished walls of the interior to reveal the marvels of the skeletal structure beneath.