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Visiting Artist Talk with Fernando Orellana

May 6, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear from visiting New York artist Fernando Orellana at Union Hall. Orellana is one of the four featured artists in Union Hall’s current exhibition, Tender Machines. From robots that hold protests and machines designed for the dead to operate, Orellana has collaborated with automation for over twenty years to create transmedia artwork. The imagery and narrative that Orellana explores span a spectrum that includes giving agency to automata, embracing the generatively made, celebrating the wonder of absurdity, and is most often driven by the universes of his subconscious mind.

There will be time for Q&A with the artist at the end.

This is an intimate event with limited seating; register in advance using the Eventbrite link! Free and open to all. An assortment of wine and cheeses will be provided.

About Tender Machines
Experimental machinations remain an extension of our desires and demonstrate how we use technology to fulfill quirky human needs. These curious machines aim to achieve creative and tender objectives, merging our complex human inclinations with mechanical logic. Artists — Alex Branch, Bill Nelson, Fernando Orellana, and LA Samuelson — attempt and perform mechanical prose through an assemblage of interactivity, performance, and ingenuity, some of which draw inspiration from automata and early robots.

Tender Machines is curated by Union Hall’s Chief Curator, Esther Hz, and on view through July 1, 2023. Open gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6PM. Learn more about Tender Machines on Union Hall’s website at UnionHallDenver.org/tender-machines.


May 6
6:00 pm—7:30 pm
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1750 Wewatta St, Ste 144
Denver, CO United States
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