Best Standout Piece in a Group Show (2012)

"Chorus," by David Zimmer

For MCA Denver's Another Victory Over the Sun, put together by museum director Adam Lerner and assistant curator Nora Burnett Abrams, all of the exterior light sources were blocked, making the interior fairly dark, with the works only minimally lighted. But that was enough to make pieces by Denver artist David Zimmer stand out. A wall installation called "Chorus" was particularly impressive: On brackets, Zimmer had mounted thirteen apothecary jars with digital screens inside; on the screens were moving images of birds landing on and flying off a windowsill, where a camera had been mounted. This tour de force was both eye-dazzling and thought-provoking, no easy task for an artist — but Zimmer pulled it off.

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