The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents Artist-in-Residence Brent Sommerhauser inside P3Studio Aug. 12 – Sept. 13, 2015

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P3Studio Artist-in-Residence Brent Sommerhauser
August 12 – September 13, 2015
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday | 5 – 10PM; Friday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM

P3Studio
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, is pleased to announce P3Studio artist-in-residence Brent Sommerhauser. Although glass is all around us, its use as an art material has an air of mystery. Inside P3Studio, Sommerhauser will introduce guests to kiln-formed glass, demonstrate the process of working with it and showcase the potential of this dynamic art-making material.

Guests will have the opportunity to create small ‘sketches’ in glass by layering rich color combinations of glass powder, glass strings and other glass elements over Bullseye handmade glass tiles that Sommerhauser will fire in his Olympic glass kilns. The resulting tiles will be photographed and shared on his Instagram account @P3ArtGlass. Then, the tiles will be combined and contribute to a growing work that will serve as a record of those that participated, filling P3Studio with light, color and pattern.

Kiln-formed glass is created by assembling and heating opalescent and transparent glass elements in a kiln to around 1,500 F until it softens and fuses together into single sheet of glass that can have exceptional color definition, richness and saturation. While the actual design process can be quite direct, the fusing process generally takes days to become fully realized. After the initial fusing, the glass can be further manipulated, layered and fused again and again until the desired form and color is achieved. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory for artists because it encompasses an enormous range of working methods including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more. Although shapes and patterns may be repeated, each kiln formed glass work is completely unique since the glass is handmade and evidence of the process is often visible in the final product.

Sommerhauser, a Las Vegas-based artist, received his Master’s of Fine Art from The Ohio State University and has since exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across the United States and abroad. Notably, his sculpture was included in the 2004 Windsor Biennial and was selected for New Glass Review 26, featuring innovative works in glass worldwide. He is also a participant in the Telegraph Art Collective, which originated in Detroit and functions as a running conversation, typically conducted at long range. Occasionally the group materializes and collects in one location to collaborate on projects and exhibitions.

Although Sommerhauser works in a variety of art materials and process, he has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of glass-forming processes including glassblowing, casting, kiln forming, sculpture and vitreography. In addition to his own glass work and teaching, he has assisted a number of artists realize their vision in glass through sculptural, architectural and public works. He recently returned from assisting with a special project in Murano, Italy, the fabled island in the Venetian Lagoon where glass has been made for more than 700 years. He has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, one of the world’s most comprehensive centers for glass art education.

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.

P3Studio artist-in-residence JK Russ presents House of Paper Birds December 10 – January 4 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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JK RUSS PRESENTS HOUSE OF PAPER BIRDS
December 10 – January 4
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6–11PM
Closing Reception: January 2 | 5–7PM

 

P3Studio
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, is pleased to announce artist-in-residence JK Russ. During her residency, Russ invites guests to join her for the creation of a magical new kingdom. Ruled over by feathered fashionistas in designer stilettos, her collaborative collage installation, House of Paper Birds, turns the foundation of contemporary biological classification on its head.

House of Paper Birds is a collage collision of female forms, birds and desert plants laced with a strong fashion component inspired by The Cosmopolitan itself. The kingdom will manifest itself in two large collages. One window work will feature bird women figures positioned in a desert landscape. Guests will co-create this landscape using rock and sky images from National Geographic magazines. The second collage will be created on panels and feature a surreal flowering Joshua tree created from images cut from fashion publications. The discarded paper cut-outs produced during this process will be left to accumulate on the floor, creation a sea of color as the weeks pass.

Meanwhile, a number of Russ’ completed collages will be on display in P3Studio’s second room. Turned into a reading room for the run of the residency, the space will house a couch and comfortable chairs, so guests can sit and browse the array of magazines at hand. In addition, the room will hold a collaged cardboard bird-head mannequin showcasing a changing selection of fashion items from The Cosmopolitan boutiques. Russ’ residency will conclude with a reception featuring the completed collage works and a screening of the 2012 JK Russ and Mina Kahn collaborative video “Desert City Bird Life.”

Originally from New Zealand, Russ now lives and works in Las Vegas. While her early works explored performative gender and sexuality combining photography with moving image, her recent collages merge popular culture and fashion elements, along with desert creatures and rock formations. In 2012, her work was featured on the Las Vegas episode of “The Ethical Hedonist,” produced for the Travel Channel UK, and in 2013, she was co-winner of “Best Art Import” in Las Vegas Seven’s Best of the City Awards.  She is currently represented by galleries in Las Vegas (Sin City Gallery), New Zealand and Australia and is a featured artist and blogger with the Huffington Post.

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.

P3Studio artist-in-residence Lucas Michael presents Camera Obscura March 19 – April 13 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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LUCAS MICHAEL PRESENTS CAMERA OBSCURAMarch 19  – April 13
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM

 

P3Studio
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, is pleased to announce artist-in residence Lucas Michael.  Michael’s project, Camera Obscura, anchors on the concept of exchange, both physical and emotional and features a Polaroid portrait studio, communal collage-making workshop and a solitary space where guests are invited to write a secret or personal thought on the wall to be obscured immediately by the artist.

 

Similar to his on-going project at the annual Golden Globes ceremony, Michael will invite guests to be photographed on Polaroid film. The guest will keep one portrait and the other will be displayed in P3Studio alongside a hashtag created by the guest. Next, guests are invited to write a message—something personal, a secret, a confidence—on a large piece of paper hung along the studio wall. Michael will then cover the messages with deep layers of graphite producing a glimmering “graffiti” wall that appears both freshly painted and scarred with hidden messages.  Michael will also guide guests in the creation of a piece of art to take home with them at the communal collage-making table.

 

Born in Argentina, Michael now lives and works in New York.  His artwork covers a variety of mediums from video and sculpture to performance and photography and has been shown both domestically and internationally, including the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Danziger Gallery in New York, and the S.M.A.K. Museum in Belgium.  Michael is a regular contributor to New York Magazine and co-founder, along with Eve Fowler of Artist Curated Projects, an artist-run-space in Los Angeles since 2008.

 

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.

P3Studio artist-in-residence David Sanchez Burr presents New Citadel August 21 – September 15 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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DAVID SANCHEZ BURR PRESENTS NEW CITADEL
August 21 – September 15, 2013
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM

 

P3Studio
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, is pleased to announce artist-in-residence David Sanchez Burr.  During the course of his residency, David will convert P3Studio into an experimental sound and interactive sculptural installation called New Citadel.  Science fiction and futuristic architectural references found in literature and film are the main source of inspiration behind this work.

Designed to be ongoing and growing, spectators are invited to induce change throughout the installation by way of their movements and generated sounds.  Spectators become participants as they activate sensors that set the sculpture in motion, pick up and move parts of the work, and use instrumentation to make it take new shapes.  As a result, the citadel becomes a representation of the activity of the people within the space, an illustration of entropy, perpetual change and the conflict between maintenance and decay.

David Sanchez Burr is a mixed-media artist, currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Born in Madrid, Spain, David began his experimental sound and visual work in Richmond, Va., while at Virginia Commonwealth University.  His current work is based on the study of a material’s physical response to natural and man-made processes such as decay, vibration, entropy and maintenance– the constructive and destructive forces that induce a constant state of change on our landscape.  In his artwork, David encourages the viewer to participate in this change and in so doing, become more aware of the regenerative systems and constant evolution taking place around us.  Through his work, David shows us that art doesn’t have to be static, frozen or preserved.  Instead, it can fall apart, break and fail as well as be reconstructed and reconfigured.

David’s research has been applied to performance, installation, sculpture, video and sound art.  Often site-specific, his work has recently been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and The Present Company in New York.

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level.  Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.

 

Announcing P3Studio Artist-in-Residence Todd DiCiurcio

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TODD DICIURCIO PRESENTS DRAW US SIN
April 24 – May 12, 2013
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 – 11PM

P3Studio
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with Art Production Fund, announce artist-in-residence Todd DiCiurcio. While in P3Studio, DiCiurcio will transform the space into a working studio where he will draw performances live while they happen. Musicians, performers and guests will be able to sign up for an opportunity to perform a 1 hour set in P3Studio while DiCiurcio captures them on paper using a range of media. Each performer will have free reign to do whatever they please with their time slot and guests will be encouraged to experience each set. These visual recordings will be immediately displayed in P3Studio as they are finished. DiCiurcio’s process will involve the use of assemblage in order to build upon the environmental compositions as they are drawn, and later implemented. He will be inviting special guests to attend and perform from underground to well known acts, including The Men and BadBad. DiCiurcio’s objective is to depict live performances to showcase a dialogue between the visual work and the music, the outcome of which will expose the politics and progress of the current underground showcase.

New York based artist Todd DiCiurcio creates mixed media drawings that grasp the electric experience of the “live” musical performance. For over a decade as both an artist and a witness, he chose to depict the immediacy of modern culture by rendering the live performances of contemporary musicians through ink and graphite. His drawings are as spontaneous as the performances themselves, created in one continuous line. By rendering in visual language the temporality of music, DiCiurcio creates significant and poignantly energetic aesthetic compositions. His unchained use of lines produces spontaneous but at the same time highly elaborated images.

Throughout his career, DiCiurcio has documented numerous bands, including: Guided by Voices, Jane’s Addiction, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bon Jovi, Kings of Leon, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Mould, Broken Social Scene, Exitmusic, Wyclef Jean, The English Beat, Grizzly Bear, The Killers, Angus Stone, MT Warning, The Rolling Stones, New Order, Cat Power, Guster and many others. Through live drawings that are dynamically rendered during the performance, his work grasps the spontaneity and progressive quality of events as they unfold.

The artist-in-residence program at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas represents one component of its larger art program, in which artists create projects that are interactive and participatory, giving guests the opportunity to connect at an authentic and personal level. Developed and curated in partnership with Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects, it strives to reach new audiences and expand awareness through contemporary art.

For more information on Todd DiCiurcio visit: www.metdcstudio.com

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Announces Eclectic Flaunt Magazine Artists for P3Studio Spring Residencies

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THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES  ECLECTIC FLAUNT MAGAZINE ARTISTS FOR P3STUDIO SPRING RESIDENCIES

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announces a unique line-up of renowned artists scheduled for the P3Studio artist-in-residence program. After recent successful collaboration on Do Not Disturb with Flaunt Magazine, The Date Farmers, Bert Rodriguez, Alan Aldridge and David LaChapelle are set to showcase their unique individual styles in the ever-changing P3Studio.

For those looking to take a piece of the artwork home, an exclusive set of door hangers that includes work by each artist is available for $30 starting Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Monogram and Vitals, located on The Cosmopolitan’s second and first floors respectively.

Theo-Mass Lexileictous was the first in this collaboration to showcase his work in-studio from Feb. 21-Feb 25. Below are the remaining artist-in-residence participants that will be in P3Studio through March 24.

Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3
The Date Farmers
6 – 11 p.m.

Dynamic Mexican-American duo Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma’s experimental work with spray paint, bricolage, prison art, tattoos, pastel, oils and wood illuminate an element of folklore, swinging the door between worlds wide open. Their environment-based pieces often include desert creatures and indigenous elements with a nod to their journeys to Oaxaca. Credit for their majestic artwork stems from the fateful date farm which Ramirez dedicated hard sweat and labor to and Lerma’s father owned.

Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10
Bert Rodriguez
6 – 11 p.m.

Miami-bred artist Bert Rodriguez shows his unidentifiable style of art through an array of methods which explore the relationships between art and artistic value. Rodriguez works with a range of media, in different styles and genres. He uses various methods to translate his ideas, which explore the relationship existing between audience and art. Rodriguez uses wit and irony in creating work that deals with the human experience.

 

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17
Alan Aldridge
6 – 11 p.m.

Aldridge was born in London but currently resides in Los Angeles.  He first worked as an illustrator at “The Sunday Times Magazine,” and later became the art director of Penguin Books. As art director he specifically focused on science fiction book covers and introduced his style which resonated with the mood of the time, the early 1960s. His creative designs and intoxicating images captured the dreams of a generation – in The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, on album covers for Elton John, The Who, and Cream and on the infamous Chelsea Girls poster for Andy Warhol. During the 1960s and 1970s he was responsible for many album covers, and helped create the graphic style of that era. His work was characterized by a flowing, cartoony style and soft airbrushing – very much in tune with the psychedelic styles of the times.

 

Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24
David LaChapelle
6 – 11 p.m.

Connecticut-born David LaChapelle began his photography career in the 1980s when he started showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who gave him his first job as a photographer at Interview magazine. He went on to befriend celebrities, which led to his experimentation directing music videos, theatrical events and documentary films, reaching out to individuals’ unconsciousness with profound social messages. A former Tel Aviv Museum’s “Artist of the Year” and Sundance Film Festival award winner, LaChapelle’s work has been featured in New York’s famed Lever House, Interview Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and across the globe in Shanghai. LaChapelle is known for combining a hyper-realistic aesthetic with social messages.

P3Studio is an artist-in-residence program that invites international and local artists to create projects that are interactive, participatory and that give guests the opportunity to connect with art at an authentic and personal level. The viewer can watch an artist at work, enter the studio and engage with them while experiencing the immersive installations.

For more information on P3Studio, please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub &Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaintsSpitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs& Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; CommeÇa by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

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