moda press release | February 23, 2011 | review link
World Renowned Artists Create Two Collaborative Murals
Vancouver, BC (February 23, 2011) – Moda Hotel Vancouver, downtown’s ultra-stylish boutique hotel, is poised for its transformation into an original work of art. In Unintended Calculations, four internationally renowned artists collaborate on two murals that will be featured on the exterior of Moda Hotel Vancouver and later at Becker Galleries.
On March 1-3, this talented team of artists will work together to turn two sides of the building into abstract graffiti masterpieces unique to Vancouver, enhancing the unique attributes of this heritage building. The Moda Hotel blends the best of old world style with modern design as it possesses its original 1908 architecture, 100 year old exposed mosaic tile floors in the lobby and bathrooms, original hard wood flooring, crown mouldings and corner cornices.
“We are thrilled to welcome this renowned group of artists to the Moda Hotel. This is the perfect opportunity to highlight the Moda Hotel’s marriage of history and modern design, and distinct appeal to the artistic class with its hip yet historic allure,” says Laura Rizzo, Moda Hotel VP of Marketing.
Following the mural installation on the Moda Hotel, Becker Galleries welcomes the exhibition with a VIP opening on March 4 from 6-10 pm and a public opening on March 5 from 11 am-3 pm; Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery at the Moda Hotel will host an afterparty that evening from 9 pm-12 am.
Open to the public from March 5-26, Unintended Calculations showcases the work of Augustine Kofie, Jerry Inscoe, Remi/Rough and Scott Sueme. Working in a variety of mediums, these acclaimed artists have a shared graffiti background, which inspires the murals’ compositions of color, line, shape and movement. All four artists will be in attendance at the exhibition.
Curated by Indigo, Unintended Calculations unites four very different approaches to abstraction. From Los Angeles, Augustine Kofie creates architecturally inspired works in his signature Vintage Futurism style, while Portland native Jerry Inscoe is influenced by Deconstructivist architecture. From London, Remi /Rough balances freedom and restraint in his antiform style, while Vancouverite Scott Sueme’s mixed-media paintings demonstrate energetic movement.
For more information on Unintended Calculations, please visit: unintendedcalculations.com
The Moda Hotel is a modern 67-room boutique hotel like no other in downtown Vancouver. Inside, rooms feature a sleek, tailored look with comfortable beds, linens and well-appointed furnishings. Located at the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district, guests can expect a stylish and chic city base that is also home Vancouver’s top wine bar and dining experiences with award-winning Uva Wine Bar and Cibo Trattoria housed in the same building. The Moda Hotel is located at 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC. For more information please call 1-877-683-5522 or visit: www.modahotel.ca.