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Las Vegas: Cosmopolitan's fall artists use sound, sketches, sand

August 30, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Using different media, David Sanchez Burr is turning the Cosmopolitan's P3 Studio into an ever-evolving work of art.
Using different media, David Sanchez Burr is turning the Cosmopolitan's… (Irene Webber )

Emerging artists are continuing to push boundaries and involve visitors in their work at the P3 Studio at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The studio’s fall lineup highlights the diversity of its artists-in-residence.

Through Sept. 15, David Sanchez Burr is converting the public space into an experimental sound and interactive sculptural installation titled “New Citadel.”

Sanchez Burr’s website notes that his work “is based on the study of a material’s physical response to natural processes such as decay, vibration [and] entropic forces and how human social systems often intervene and interrupt these processes.” Visitors will be urged to participate in the continual modification of the space.

The calendar for the rest of the year includes further exhibitions that push the boundaries of what constitutes art:

Sept. 18-Oct. 13: Dan Kopp, “Somehow, Our Mistakes…” Kopp will create hundreds of blocks that will be used not only for relief printing but also as pieces of a puzzle-like sculpture.

Oct. 16-Nov. 10: Sean Mellyn, “Blind Contour.” Mellyn will engage visitors by asking them to make charcoal drawings of themselves while he sketches them. The artist will encourage guests to look for the fundamental similarities in the various works.

Nov. 13-Dec. 8: Field Kallop, “A Sum of Harmonies.” The artist’s intent is to create a healing space by using swinging, sand-filled pendulums to create ever-changing sand paintings.

Dec. 11-Jan. 19: Alisha Kerlin, “Marking Territory.” Visitors will be invited to participate as Kerlin turns the gallery into a collaborate landscape of rock forms, paintings and nocturnal lighting.

The gallery is open 6-11 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays. Admission is free.

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