TAG: Laleh Mehran

Local Artist Tackles Large Installation at the DAM
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Local Artist Tackles Large Installation at the DAM

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

Mehran's Inspirations for Men of God, Men of Nature
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Mehran's Inspirations for Men of God, Men of Nature

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

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (Nov. 3)
Event: Special Events

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (Nov. 3)

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 3:00pm3:30pm.

Over the course of the exhibition, artist Laleh Mehran will engage in a series of performances during which she will build patterns on the walls, similar to crystalline and beehive formations. During these performances she’ll ask museum visitors simple questions. Their answers will determine the next spot to install the growing artwork.

No reservations required. For more information, call 720-913-0150. More

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (Oct. 6)
Event: Special Events

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (Oct. 6)

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 2:00pm2:30pm.

Over the course of the exhibition, artist Laleh Mehran will engage in a series of performances during which she will build patterns on the walls, similar to crystalline and beehive formations. During these performances she’ll ask museum visitors simple questions. Their answers will determine the next spot to install the growing artwork.

No reservations required. For more information, call 720-913-0150. More

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (Sept. 26)
Event: Special Events

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (Sept. 26)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 3:00pm3:30pm.

Over the course of the exhibition, artist Laleh Mehran will engage in a series of performances during which she will build patterns on the walls, similar to crystalline and beehive formations. During these performances she’ll ask museum visitors simple questions. Their answers will determine the next spot to install the growing artwork.

No reservations required. For more information, call 720-913-0150. More

Gallery Talk with Artist Laleh Mehran and Curator Gwen Chanzit
Event: Lectures & Programs

Gallery Talk with Artist Laleh Mehran and Curator Gwen Chanzit

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:00pm4:00pm.

Join artist Laleh Mehran and Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern and contemporary art, for a conversation on the inspiration for and process behind Mehran’s Fuse Box exhibition Men of God, Men of Nature.

No reservations necessary. For more information, call 720-913-0155.

Sponsored by DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group, and the University of Denver Creative Arts Materials and Professional Opportunities Funds and CO-LAB. More

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (June 27)
Event: Special Events

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (June 27)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 12:45pm1:15pm.

Over the course of the exhibition, artist Laleh Mehran will engage in a series of performances during which she will build patterns on the walls, similar to crystalline and beehive formations. During these performances she’ll ask museum visitors simple questions. Their answers will determine the next spot to install the growing artwork.

No reservations required. For more information, call 720-913-0150. More

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (June 2)
Event: Special Events

Laleh Mehran's Fuse Box Performance: Men of God, Men of Nature (June 2)

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 3:00pm3:30pm.

Over the course of the exhibition, artist Laleh Mehran will engage in a series of performances during which she will build patterns on the walls, similar to crystalline and beehive formations. During these performances she’ll ask museum visitors simple questions. Their answers will determine the next spot to install the growing artwork.

Another performance is scheduled for June 27 at 12:45 pm.

No reservations required. For more information, call 720-913-0150. More

Laleh Mehran: Men of God, Men of Nature
Exhibition

Laleh Mehran: Men of God, Men of Nature

May 20, 2012–Feb 17, 2013

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. More