2017 - A Year In Review

  • Touchdown! Public Art Commission for the New Football Complex at Clemson University

    On December 6, 2017, Gordon Huether was selected to create a large-scale, site-specific sculptural public art installation for Clemson University’s state-of-the-art Allen Reeves Football Complex, home of the national champions Clemson Tigers. More than 200 artists competed for this prestigious commission, intended to reflect the precepts of Clemson’s football program: excellence, personal growth and community service.

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  • Iconic Gateway Sculpture at Napa’s New Archer Hotel

    The Basket, commissioned by the new Archer Hotel Napa, was installed in mid-November, just in time for the hotel’s grand opening on November 27, a special event that was celebrated by a gathering of City of Napa officials, the Archer Hotel development team and other guests. A lively landmark and way finding element located at the entrance of the hotel, The Basket, an homage to Native American basketry, incorporates horizontal woven aluminum bands and inset dichroic glass panels and has a height of 22 feet.

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  • Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2017 Structures Award for Morgan Hill Parking Garage

    The City of Morgan Hill Parking Garage, featuring two installations by Gordon Huether, Poppy Jasper and Tarantula, received the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2017 Structures Award in the Community Impact category. The award was announced in October 2017.

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  • Exclusive Art Exhibition at House of Light in Silicon Valley

    The House of Light, a residence in Menlo Park designed by noted architect John Thodos, was the setting this fall for an exhibition featuring Gordon’s fine artwork. Constructed with entire walls and ceilings of structural glass, the House of Light was the perfect setting for Gordon’s light inspired fine art: the interplay of color, natural light and form in this unique setting created a dynamic and immersive experience for viewers.

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  • SLC's DA’s Office Unveils Gordon's Glass Art Installation

    On September 27, 2017, government officials unveiled Gordon's glass art installation for the new Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office Building located in downtown Salt Lake City. Gordon’s installation, Words We Live By, creates a strong visual identity for the District Attorney’s office and reflects its progressive, collaborative and community-oriented approach.

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  • Press: Gordon Featured In The September Issue of The Wine Spectator

    Gordon was featured in a special section of Wine Spectator's September 2017 issue that focused on recent developments in the City of Napa and its exciting transformation. "Downtown Renaissance" is a must read for anyone who has an interest in Napa’s evolving art, wine and food cultures.

  • Incredible Video Illustrating the Innovative Technology Behind The Canyon at SLC Airport

    If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t miss our video of the making of The Canyon, Gordon Huether Studio’s largest commission, to date. The video highlights the extraordinary collaboration currently taking place between GHS and team partners, Rainier, Duval and FabriTec Industries to make The Canyon come to life.

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  • Vail, CO: Public Art for Light Mitigation Wall

    In August 2017, Roundabout the Mountain, a beautiful and functional light mitigation screen, was installed at the new I-70 Underpass roundabout in Vail, CO. Gordon’s innovative concept is inspired by Vail’s majestic landscape and reimagines the silhouette of Vail’s mountain ranges with layers of corten steel and LED lighting.

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  • Press: Feature Article in Western Art & Architecture

    The article, “In the Studio: The Bigger, The Better,” published in the August 2017 issue of Western Art & Architecture features Gordon and our Napa studio. Writer Kathy Chin Leong gives readers a look into Gordon’s creative process and a glimpse of what might lie ahead for the artist.

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  • Speaking Engagement: AIA CEU Seminar at NeoCon Design Conference

    On June 13, 2017 in Chicago, Gordon presented Art in Architecture at NeoCon, one of the most recognized and highly attended tradeshows focusing on commercial design and business trends in the healthcare, hospitality, retail, educational and government sectors. Art in Architecture, an AIA CEU accredited lecture, is a review of the benefits and approaches of integrating art in public settings.

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  • Vibrant Kinetic Sculptures In Aurora, CO

    Also in June, the City of Aurora and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) dedicated On the Move 1 & 2, a two-piece installation commissioned for Iliff Station in Aurora, CO. Gordon was one of seven artists selected to create artwork for stations along RTD’s R Line, part of the highly acclaimed public art program established by the City of Aurora and RTD.

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  • Major Integrated Art Glass Installation for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport

    Installation of Sunrise to Sunset for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport began in June 2017. The glass curtain wall, inspired by the dazzling light and colors of the Florida seascape, will transform the newly modernized Terminal 1 and create an outstanding aesthetic experience for travelers once installation is complete.

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  • Bottlerock Napa Valley – Pop Up Art Exhibition

    Bottlerock, Napa Valley’s nationally acclaimed 3-day annual music festival held in May, showcased five installations by Gordon. One of the highlights of the exhibit was the Hand of the Land. Located at the main entrance to the Festival, "The Hand" became a favorite backdrop for thousands of ‘selfies’ taken by festival participants.

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  • Two Major Art Installations for The CIA @ COPIA in Napa

    In February 2017, Is That Bob & Margrit? and Fork were installed at the newly christened CIA at Copia campus in downtown Napa. Tributes to the legacy of Robert and Margrit Mondavi and the food and wine culture of the Napa Valley, the two installations are heartfelt expressions of Gordon’s long friendship with the Mondavis and their shared love of the Napa community.

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