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Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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“Vorticity” traces the Rocky Mountains dramatic profile at Denver International Airport

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DENVER – Dec. 12, 2016 – Denver International Airport’s (DEN) art and culture program presents a new installation created specifically for DEN, using the Colorado landscape and the unique tented architecture of the building, which itself echoes the silhouette of a mountain range. The installation is located overhead on the far west side of the C concourse, where the new five gates were added in 2013.

Artist Anibal Catalan produced “Vorticity” using geometry in order to transform physical and perpetual space, rewarding different viewing angles by producing compositions, which are always distinct but harmonious.

The installation is comprised of several suspended sculptures arranged in a spiral, the shapes of which were determined by tracing the Rocky Mountains’ dramatic profile. The spiral — or vortex, from which the work’s name is derived — is one of nature’s most common forms, found in elements as small as snail shells or as large as galaxies.

About the Artist

Anibal Catalan born in Iguala, Mexico has since 2003, built an international artistic practice rooted in his academic foundation as an architect. Bridging his long-standing interests in the Russian avant-garde of the early 20th Century and radical architectural movements of the 1960s, Catalan’s work can be described as an archaeology of futures past and unrealized utopias. Catalan is a graduate of Mexico City’s most prestigious arts academy, La Esmeralda, and has exhibited extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Asia. He lives and works in Mexico City and is represented by the gallery Yautepec.

See photos of the “Vorticity” exhibition at DEN here

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 34 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.


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