THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS PRESENTS LOVE, A NEW ART INSTALLATION BY LAURA KIMPTON
The Venetian® Las Vegas presents LOVE, a larger than life installation in the Waterfall Atrium. Created by celebrated artist Laura Kimpton as part of her Monumental Word Series, the installation, perforated with bird-shaped stamps, spells LOVE in steel Ruby red letters that rise 12 feet tall and collectively span 36 feet across, creating a memorable experience.
“The LOVE installation is a perfect fit for our resort, larger than life, celebratory and optimistic in spirit and scale,” said Lisa Marchese, chief marketing officer of The Venetian Las Vegas. “Laura’s installation embodies beauty, power and simplicity in its meaning and presentation. We know guests will interact with the piece, share it with one another and hopefully, leave with a bit of awe and joy remembering that infectious Italian spirit that is the Venetian.”
Kimpton, who is known for her mixed media installations and sculpture, rose to distinction thanks to her large-scale art that first debuted at the 2009 Burning Man festival in Black Rock, Nevada. She draws from her desire to question traditional views on social interaction, invoking through her art a reaction and discussion which ultimately completes her projects. “LOVE” is one piece from Kimpton’s Monumental Word Series.
LOVE is about being free to love who you want, the way you want,” said artist Laura Kimpton. “The bird stamps in the letters represent being able to follow your dreams, which is the message that I hope will inspire people as they interact with the piece. Las Vegas is the city where people pursue their dreams, and this sculpture will act as a touchstone for this pursuit.”
Prior to being on display at The Venetian, LOVE was installed at the Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas from Sept. 23-25, 2016. The piece will return to Life is Beautiful in 2017.
About The Venetian Las Vegas
Towering at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas boasts spacious suites, James Beard award-winning chefs, and world-class entertainment and shopping. Every room, a luxurious suite, is complete with a sunken living room and all marble bath. Carefully curated restaurants offer exceptional dining moments, helmed by celebrated chefs like Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub and wellness center, TAO Beach and Nightclub, as well as the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and gondola rides. The Venetian is home to the Sands Expo and Convention Center, creating some of Las Vegas’ largest meetings and conventions with the same ease and attention to detail as its most intimate events.
For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas. The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) recognized globally as one of the greenest hotel brands.
About Laura Kimpton:
Laura Kimpton is a California-based, American contemporary artist whose work consists of painting, mixed-media installations, and sculpture. Her creativity stems from a desire to question traditional views on social interaction, therefore invoking through her art a reaction from her viewers that ultimately completes her projects. She is continually exploring new mediums in her search for revelatory communication. Her raw and original work uses photography, found objects, televisions, paint, and resin-fusing objects of history to convey a very personal message.
Kimpton’s foundation for this approach is a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her works have been exhibited throughout the United States, including solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her accolades include that of being a six-time Honorarium Grant Recipient at Burning Man, as well as the creator of monumental works such as “Celtic Forest”. Laura Kimpton is best known for her Monumental Word Series. Her Monumental Word Sculptures have been purchased as permanent installations in Santa Rosa, CA, Arlington, TX, Reno, NV, Hong Kong, China, and soon in Miami, FL.
Laura Kimpton currently works and resides in Marin County, CA.