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Joel Swanson: In Other Words

exhibition, sculpture, visual art

March 20, 2019 - June 12, 2019


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Free Opening Reception
Thursday, April 4,  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Lobby & Concourse Levels

Arts Brookfield presents one of Denver’s premier artists, Joel Swanson, in the solo exhibition In Other Words, opening March 20 and running through June 12 at Republic Plaza. In Other Words explores the relationship between language and technology, critically subverting the technologies, materials, and underlying structures of language to reveal its idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies. Swanson’s work featured in In Other Words is a collection of new and pre-existing works including I Know What You Are But What Am I, Logic Only Works in Two Dimensions, and Bill of Rights 1–10.

“Swanson’s play on words in artistic form is what makes his work so appealing. Words we say, use, or read every day now become conceptual but at the same time exciting and relatable,” says Carol Watson, Arts & Events Manager for Brookfield Properties in Denver.

The public is invited to a free opening reception on Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Republic Plaza on the Lobby and Concourse Levels.

Among Swanson’s work currently on display in the Metro area:

Y/OURS adjacent to the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver
T/HERE at the Kimpton Hotel Born
N/EVER at the ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

Curated by Andra Archer.