“When Awakening came together, we recognized the power of what we were working on and were inspired to expand the art beyond the walls of the theater,” he said Craig Billings, CEO of Wynn Resorts. “We commissioned these beautiful pieces of art without restrictions from this talented group of artists because that’s what Wynn does best – letting amazing talent create beauty.”
Allison Hueman, also known as “Hueman,” is one of three artists tapped to recreate the show’s artistic theme with a large-scale mural landscape. The hotel is located in the SOMA area at 5th and Tehema Streets in san francisco, the mural is reminiscent of Awakening’s prismatic dichroic glass stage and depicts multiple components of the show’s narrative. Hueman’s work, titled The Awakening, will be on view through January 2023.
Based in Oakland, CA, Hueman is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in a distinctly gossamer style of art that she refers to as “etherealism,” a hybrid of ethereal realism. Whether creating intricate visions on canvas or augmenting reality through video projection and other digital media, Hueman often draws on the human condition to create colorful mashups of the abstract and figurative. Her pieces, which can be seen on streets and galleries worldwide and have collaborated with major brands such as the Golden State Warriors, Nike and Google, explore themes of time, memory, trauma and healing.
Hueman is joined by a multimedia powerhouse Kentaro Yoshimura, a qualified muralist by the Department of Cultural Affairs. He has immersive pieces for individuals and organizations ranging from LEGO to Britney Spears and has been named cultural ambassador for the upcoming Los Angeles Olympics. Recently, Yoshimura completed two 2,500 square foot murals in downtown LA commemorating the first Asian-American astronaut in space.
Yoshimura’s work entitled “Chiaroscuro” will be featured in LA along the I-10 Santa Monica Freeway January 2023.
The trio is rounded off by graffiti artists Clyde Thompson, known as “Clyde”. An artist born and based in Phoenix, Clyde is known for his artistic approach to street art. Influences from Phoenix Graffiti scene and an interest in architecture led to a career in large scale mural painting. His passion lies in creating an exciting and new experience for the viewer while contributing to the existing elements of a mural’s surrounding space. Clyde draws inspiration from architectural details, the setting and the opportunity to create a unique landmark for the local community.
Clyde’s design, titled “IO,” will appear downtown near Jefferson Street Phoenix through December 2022. The murals were commissioned in collaboration with curators and producers of visual arts in Building 180.
In addition to the installations, Wynn Las Vegas is presenting an animated short film for the first time, which is to be shown at festivals in 2023. awakenings writer Kelly Sue DeConnick crafted in collaboration with a compelling companion piece Santiago Carrasquilla and Jose Diaz Contrerasthe founders of art camp.
art camp is a creative studio dedicated to storytelling in multiple formats and is known for collaborating with musicians such as Tom Yorke, Mitski and Bright Eyes. Kelly Sue DeConnick is one of the industry’s most in-demand writers, with work spanning stage, comics, film and television. DeConnick first rose to prominence as a comics writer, where she is best known for reinventing her beloved character Carol Danvers as “Captain Marvel” for Marvel Entertainment and for the Eisner Award-winning DC book Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons; Your screen work includes Captain Marvel and 2023 The wonders with Marvel Studios.
Wynn Las Vegas also engaged in an artistic collaboration with the two-time Eisner®-Award winners Jens Bartels to design two custom decks of playing cards exclusively for awakening. The maps provide a vivid interpretation of awakening‘s characters as Jacks, Queens and Kings brought to life through Bartels colorful and bold illustrations.
Bartel is an illustrator and comic artist best known for portraying strong main characters, especially women. Her use of color is characteristic of her designs: bold, thematic and often moody. Bartel creates a world in her illustrations that has made her one of the most sought-after cover artists for clients such as Marvel, Disney and Chronicle Books. She also works regularly with partners such as Puma and Adidas and is a co-creator and artist on Image Comics’ BLACKBIRD.
These works complement Wynn’s existing art collection, which is prominently displayed in the public areas of its resorts, including: Jeff Koons’ tulips and the centuries old Eiffel chandelier by Gustave Eiffel at Wynn Las Vegas; three 20-foot stainless steel sculptures known as Plensa trio in Harborwalk from Encore Boston Harbor by artist Jaume Plensa; and a group of unique and culturally significant Chinese porcelain baluster vases from the Jiaqing period in Wynn Macau. The Wynn Resorts collection at its four resorts includes more than 100 paintings, drawings, tapestries, sculptures and objets d’art.
With the start of awakeningWynn continues to develop his signature ethos of elegance and artistry, ushering in a new era of artistic expression led by emerging multi-disciplinary artists.
Conceived and created by Bernie Yuman, Baz Halpin and Michael Curryand talks about the double Academy Award®-Winner Anthony Hopkins, awakening is an unprecedented spectacle that immerses the audience in a bespoke 360-degree theatre.
awakening premiered at the Wynn Las Vegas Monday, November 7th. Tickets are available at Awakening. com. game times are 19 o’clock and 9:30 p.mTuesday Saturday.
About Wynn Las Vegas:
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