The artist says it best: “Reflections is a site-specific installation that grabs the sky and mimics the undulating reflections found in the exterior windows of a skyscraper, effectively turning the building inside-out.” Comprised of nine collections of multiple faceted photographs by Chris Dahlquist, Reflections opens Sept. 19 at 1801 California in downtown Denver and runs through Nov. 9.
Reflections features large vertical pieces faceted by hundreds of contiguous photographic prints of a brilliant blue sky with white cotton candy clouds that flank the entry to the elevator lobbies at 1801 California. Each individual print is shaped to give dimension and varying angles of reflection that shimmer and change with the daylight and the viewer’s angle as they move through the space. Accenting these large works will be smaller scale pieces that utilize the same technique.
ABOUT CHRIS DAHLQUIST
Chris Dahlquist is a Kansas City based visual artist who learned to use a camera and darkroom as she was learning to ride a bicycle and write in cursive. After spending the early part of her career in commercial photography and film, Dahlquist returned to her childhood proclamation and since 1998 has exhibited extensively throughout the United States. In addition to her own studio practice, Dahlquist also works to advocate for artists and help artists build sustainable careers.