Press Release | Industrial Strength

August 25, 2017 Denver Download

CONTACT         Katie Converse

     Peri Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.


WHAT                Reflections

WHERE              Republic Plaza, Lobby Gallery

     370 17th Street, Denver

DATE                  September 5 – November 15, 2017

TIME                  Monday – Friday | 8 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday | 9 AM – 2:00 PM

PRESENTER     Arts Brookfield

COST                 FREE, no tickets or reservations required



New Exhibition at Republic Plaza runs during Denver Arts Week and boasts a free artist reception on Sept. 7

DENVER, August 25, 2017 Industrial Strength, opening at Republic Plaza in downtown Denver on Sept. 5 and running through Nov. 15, explores the structures we inhabit, those we leave behind, and the schematics in our mind of things not yet created utilizing constructs of newly minted materials or those that have aged and weathered.

“Arts Brookfield aims to engage the community with this latest exhibition at Republic Plaza through our free artist reception on Sept. 7, hosting a performance by Hannah Kahn Dance Company on Sept. 20, and, of course, having this great show on display during Denver Arts Week, which runs Nov. 3 through 11,” says Elysa Marden, Vice President, Arts Brookfield.

Industrial Strength features 20 artists who provide rich visual landscapes and objects d’art in a wide variety of styles and media that reflect the juxtapositions of geometric shapes and constructs. The exhibition features 2-D and 3-D works, paintings, photographs, serigraphs, mixed media, metals, and light-based works.

Of particular interest, works of sculptor Erick C. Johnson grace the space during Industrial Strength. These powerful and intriguing forms are often from contrasting materials, new parts made from metals and woods, or old parts from a plethora of found objects. A piece by Erick C. Johnson is also currently featured just outside of Republic Plaza. This sculpture, called Falter Ego, is located on the corner of 17th Street and Tremont Place and will be up now through the spring. Other sculptures by Erick C. Johnson are seen at Coors Field and Colorado Convention Center.

On Sept. 20, Arts Brookfield will host a performance in front of Republic Plaza. The Hannah Kahn Dance Company collaborated with Denver choreographer Maureen Breeze to create a free performance highlighting travel and transportation imagery. By bringing dance to a public place that Denverites pass through daily, this performance physicalizes the imagery of a population hurtling through the light and shadow of our city.

Artists participating in Industrial Strength include:

Robin Ault

Paul Brokering

Teresa Booth Brown

Andy Burgess

Rick Dula

Gifford Ewing

Sharon Feder

Elizabeth Ferill

Liz Hickok

Fred Hodder

Alpert & Kahn

Margaret Lawless

Erick C. Johnson

Andrew Libertone

Kely McClung

Kelton Osborn

Collin Parson

Krista Svalbonas

Laura Truitt

Katherine Winter



Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year
in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Washington, D.C., London, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. Visit for a complete schedule of events.

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Press Contacts



La Force (New York)

Cherri Carbonara (Houston)

Hannah Payne (Houston)

Paula Peri Tiernan (Denver)

Erica Overskei (Los Angeles)

Kerrie Muskens (Australia)

Bonnie Haigh-Marmoreo (First Canadian Place, Toronto) 

Franca Bellisario (Brookfield Place and Bay Adelaide, Toronto)