Saturday, August 22, 2015

Multiverse opening at DAVA September 11


This exhibition explores different interpretations of the idea of Multiverse. Through sculpture, wearable robotics, films and drawings, DAVA youth analyzed and imagined different universes through art. Videos by guest artist Evan Mann complete the exhibit. The exhibit opens September 11th with an opening reception from 4 to 7:30 pm. The exhibit will be open to the public until November 18th, 2015. DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) is located at 1405 Florence St., one block south of East Colfax in the Aurora Cultural Arts District.

Interpreting the idea of Multiverse in different ways, groups of DAVA middle school students created wearable robotics as survival outfits for another time or space while others created a large sculpture of a tree to represent an ecosystem blending life forms, black holes and vegetation. Younger students in the studio imagined their own planets and what would be on them, they drew imaginary microcosms and macrocosms and learned to draw mandalas to represent the different spheres of a Multiverse. High school students created hybrid or science fiction versions of other worlds.

Short films produced by DAVA Job Training students with Professor Geoffrey Chadwick at the Colorado Film School explore the theme of transformation through documentaries, fiction and animation. The films range from documentaries about gender and religious topics to animations about change of scale and ethnicity.

Guest artist Evan Mann shared his works with students during a presentation. In his videos, he explores common materials including cotton balls and q-tips to create scenery or wearable outfits from another world. The videos combine elements from animation, performance and sculpture.

The students’ short films will be on view in the gallery during the duration of the exhibit with a special screening during the opening. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or by appointment. For more information, please e-mail

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit, or call DAVA at 303 367 5886. 

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