Location: Cedar City, UT, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $104,000
Gordon Huether Studio
Southern Utah University School of Business
This suspended installation creates a sense of movement with sequentially placed acrylic panels that evoke passage through “canyon slots” while the dichroic film applied to the panels mimics the effects of filtered and diffuse canyon light. Radiating color, reflection, and refracted light, each panel has a distinct and unique effect on the interior spaces of the building and engages the viewer in a constantly enchanting and transformative experience.
In October 2017, Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Public Art Program commissioned Gordon for a significant interior art installation for the new Southern Utah University (SUU) Business Building, which opened in August 2018. The artwork, entitled Canyon Light, was installed in connection with the final construction touches to the building. The suspended work inserts a luminous, colorful component into the refined and creative architectural interior spaces of the new SUU Business Building. The new building provides needed space for students, professors, and professionals to collaborate and experiment with business ideas, assignments, and projects.
Dichroic film applied to the acrylic panels mimics the effects of the filtered and diffuse light in the canyon. Radiating color, reflection and refracted light, each panel has a distinct and unique effect on the interior spaces of the SUU Business Building.