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About the Tour
Artist Jim Green led a special private tour of his exhibition Greenscapes at RedLine. Students had the opportunity to meet the artist, get a private exhibition tour, and learn about the artist and his notable career of making people laugh in public spaces.

About the RedLine Exhibition
Greenscapes: A Survey of Sound Art by Jim Green
November 6 – December 27

Greenscapes: A Survey of Sound Art by Jim Green is the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Denver sound-artist, Jim Green, whose humorous, participatory sound installations have been featured around the country and in prominent Denver locations like the Denver International Airport (Train Call, 1995), the Colorado Convention Center (Laughing Escalator, 2004), and the Denver Art Museum (Amplified Floor, 1991 and Singing Sinks, 2008), among other venues.

This survey will span four decades of Green’s work, which often occurs in outdoors or in public spaces rather than in a traditional exhibition setting.

“It is such a privilege to organize the first survey of the most prominent sound artist in the region. Jim Green has been playfully engaging audiences with his work since the ‘70s and humanizing our everyday experience of urban spaces. With this exhibition, we handed the entire building over to Jim – the bathrooms, the hallways, the exterior fence – and will look forward to how each work will reach out and engage our visitors when they least expect it.”  -Louise Martorano, Executive Director of RedLine

About the Artist
Jim Green has used sound as his primary medium for thirty years and since 1984, focused on site-integrated work in public. The intent is to playfully integrate unexpected sound into existing environments. He is drawn to common environments and finds them successful sites for his playful style of public art. Green’s people-oriented approach uses sound to engage the public with humor and surprise to produce a social, interactive experience. He believes public art functions best when it humanizes public space. Green also has extensive design team experience which includes teamwork with other artists, architects, engineers, contractors, administrators and the community.

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Jim Green
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