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Collin Parson Installations

moiré (noun)
moi·ré | \ mo-rā, mwä- \
definition: an independent usually shimmering pattern seen when two geometrically regular patters are superimposed especially at an acute angle

Lobby, Terrace, and Rotunda

Collin Parson's Interference
Collin Parson's Light Ellipse
Collin Parson's Interference

Denver-based artist Collin Parson is interested in the interplay between color, light, shape, and form. As an artist and curator, he has observed that people often spend only a few moments viewing an artwork. Parson questions, “Are they actually experiencing it or just briefly glancing?” By combining light, color, and space Parson invites the viewer to slow down, giving them the opportunity to become part of the piece rather than only looking at it. This experience extends beyond the sense of sight into the space that both the work and the viewer occupy. Three seemingly separate artworks are situated in three separate Art Museum locations: the Lobby, Terrace, and Rotunda. They are interconnected as they create a moiré through the line, space, light, and color of each.

Funded through the generosity of the UW Board of Trustees’ Strategic Projects Funds and the Susan Moldenhauer FUNd for Contemporary Art

Related Programs:
  • Visiting Artist, Collin Parson, September 21- 25, 2021
  • Conversations with Curators, September 22, 2021, 12:15 – 12:50 p.m., free
  • Artist Talk, September 22, 2021, 7 p.m., Visual Arts, Room 111, free
  • Student Lunch (Student members and Student Art League only), September 23, 2021, Noon – 1 p.m.
  • All district After School Enrichment, November 9 – 11, 2021, online


Collin Parson (American, b. 1982), Interference, 2021, acrylic sheets, cut vinyl, steel, concrete, solar powered LED lights, 10 towers ranging from 65 inches to 126 inches in height 

Collin Parson (American, b. 1982), Light Ellipse, 2021, PVC panel, LED lights, 144 x 72 x 3 inches 

Collin Parson (American, b. 1982), Interference, 2020, black and white acrylic sheet, 48 x 141 x 7 inches 


All artworks on loan from the artist: Collin Parson
Installation photographs: Allison Pluda / Seneca Creek Studios

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