Happy Clouds by Stuart Semple
July 10 - July 25
Roaming (Various secret dates & locations)
Originally released into the sky by Stuart Semple during London’s 2008 recession, Happy Clouds is composed of smiley-face bubble sculptures, that when released with helium, drift amid public spaces. This iconic artwork has exhibited outside the Tate Modern in London, as well as in Dublin, Moscow, Australia and Milan. Intended to provide viewers with a brief moment of cheer, Happy Clouds were launched at over a dozen sites across the Denver-metro area from Red Rocks to Denver Public Library Branches. The fleeting, environmentally-friendly Happy Clouds floated outdoors, interrupting daily life to remind us all to be mindful of the present.
Presented by The Bentway Conservancy
Happy Clouds is a part of The Bentway’s Playing in Public season, a collection of outdoor and online projects that invite you to rediscover “play” in the city.
About Stuart Semple
Stuart Semple (born 1980) is a multidisciplinary artist working across painting, sculpture, happenings, technology, and activism. He is well known for his sociologically engaged works that often discuss youth politics, accessibility, and democracy. He is perhaps best known for his internet performance pieces: The Pinkest Pink and Blackest Black. Recently his focus has been on ‘social works’ such as major public art projects for cities like Denver and Melbourne and 2020’s Artist job Centre in London. He is an ambassador for the mental health charity Mind, founder of CultureHustle.com (a nonprofit art materials initiative), and VOMA, the Virtual Online Museum of Art. He has enjoyed several solo exhibitions dedicated to his work over the last 20 years in London, NYC, LA and HK. His HappyCloud project has been presented at Denver Art Museum, Tate, Hong Kong Art Center and the Whitworth Manchester.
Happy Clouds is supported by: