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‘Passport’ Colorfully Captures an Array of Geography at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – Jan. 12, 2016 – Denver International Airport (DEN) is pleased to present Passport, a temporary art exhibit depicting the vibrancy of travel through richly colored paintings.

The exhibition is on display now through April in DEN’s Terminal Gallery, located on level 5 of the Jeppesen Terminal on the west side near the north security TSA checkpoint. Artist Patricia Aaron created the body of work specifically for the DEN exhibition, which abstractly documents her observations of communities, the rhythm of cultures and language and the overall vibrancy of her surroundings during travel. Each painting serves as poignant reminders of conversations and interactions through layered color and shapes created with warm beeswax, pigment, ink and mixed media.

Click here for images from the exhibition. Please credit all images to Denver International Airport.

About the artist: Patricia Aaron is award-winning contemporary abstract painter. Her distinctive work has deep roots, as much of her signature-style encaustic art was inspired by her childhood home near Ohio’s busy steel mills. Youngstown’s heavily industrialized environment left an indelible impression, one that catalyzed Aaron’s interest in integrating cultural landscape into her artwork. Aaron also draws inspiration from street art and graffiti, evident in her evocative mark making and striking, graphic imagery. Aaron has held artist residencies in Iceland, Hawaii, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Aaron’s work has been featured in solo museum and airport exhibitions as well as invitational gallery exhibits throughout the United States, and featured in both regional and national publications. Her work is held in numerous U.S., U.K. and European private and corporate collections. Patricia Aaron is locally represented by SPACE Gallery in Denver, CO. http://spacegallery.org/ http://patriciaaaron.com/

About DEN’s Art and Culture Program

DEN’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enhances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DEN curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information, visit www.flydenver.com/art.

DEN has been named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DEN was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.


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