Makin' Whoopee

When’s the last time you had a laugh-out-loud good time in an art museum? Like, never? That will all change when a show that brings out the Three Stooges in all of us opens tonight in the Project Gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver. Denver artist Jim Green’s sound-art installation, Unplugged, might sound, unseen, like a perfectly serious venture beforehand, but what you’ll find there are six interactive gadgets that emit what Green calls “an exuberant mix of contrasting rhythms constructed from the signature ‘flarp’ of the Whoopee Cushion” when pressed. And considering that this all comes from the same artist who created the Denver Art Museum’s “Singing Sinks” and the “Laughing Escalator” at the Colorado Convention Center, it all begins to make perfect sense.

On a more serious note, You're Not My Father, an installation by Dallas video artist Paul Slocum that makes a lo-fi statement, recently opened in the Lu and Chris Law New Media Gallery, for a run through June 28. Green’s cushions will be making Whoopee at the museum, 1485 Delgany Street, through August 30; for more information log on to www.mcadenver.org or call 303-298-7554.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 12. Continues through Aug. 30, 2009

 
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