The Venetian Las Vegas, in association with Culture Corps, presents an immersive art installation by Anne Patterson, suspended inside the resort’s Waterfall Atrium. Another Sky is a composition of the interactions of 32 miles of satin ribbon within the soaring 55-foot ceiling of the atrium.
“We are thrilled to share a new, stunning art experience. Our partnership with Anne and Culture Corps has resulted in a commissioned piece that is tailored to the uniqueness of the Atrium space, celebrating the vertical volume, water, and natural light,” said Lisa Marchese, chief marketing officer of The Venetian and The Palazzo. “This piece, with its bold color palette, will create a beautiful contradiction and compliment to what already exists in the space. Ensuring we are constantly introducing new ideas and experiences to our guests is a core part of our brand DNA – giving people a reason to smile and something to return to.”
Inspired by the sky, the installation is designed with 3,590 strategically-placed strands of reflective ribbon in 15 colors ranging from navy to plum to Navajo turquoise and emerald.
The installation can be enjoyed from the floor of the atrium, where ribbons will meditatively sway above, or for a more immersive experience, guests will be able to view the kaleidoscope of blues and greens from the balcony level. Patterson said the grand scale of the piece gave her the opportunity to provide viewers a “radically different” view from every side.
“The look and feel will change as the day progresses,” said Anne Patterson, the artist. “As light shines in through the skylight and the air stirs through the space hitting the ribbons, they will dance and create a melody of movement.”
Patterson’s artwork is a response to her unique view of the natural world. The artist has synesthesia, a condition in which stimulation to one sensory pathway triggers involuntary stimulation to another sensory pathway. As a result, Patterson says she sees “an incredible magnificence of colors and shapes,” when she hears music, and the smells of spring, for instance, trigger a “play of light” in her mind. Her art is reflective of these sensory experiences.
“My goal is to have the audience experience art in a new, deeper way,” she said.
Patterson began her career designing sets and visual accompaniments for orchestras. Her first major art installation, Graced With Light – The Ribbon Project, at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, was installed in 2013 and was met with critical and popular success.
The installation was developed in association with Culture Corps, an organization that offers unrivaled access to art and cultural programming, specializing in classic art advising and tailor-made activations for clients in hospitality, entertainment, corporate and real estate industries.
Another Sky is The Venetian’s latest entry into the Las Vegas public art scene. In September, the resort commissioned LOVE, a larger-than-life installation created by celebrated artist Laura Kimpton as part of her Monumental Word Series. Standing 13-feet-high, LOVE was on display at Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas, after which it was moved to the resort’s Waterfall Atrium. The Venetian also worked with Culture Corps to identify and license digital artwork from prominent artists including Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons, Marco Brambilla and Poyen Wang that is featured on screens throughout The Dorsey, a new cocktail bar inside The Venetian.