Gordon Huether To Create Major Art Installations for the New Salt Lake City International Airport

Written on September 28, 2015

Gordon Huether Studio is excited to announce its largest and most significant commission to date. Join us on this incredible journey, as we share the passage and progress — from creative inspiration, to conceptual development, and final installation — in the months and years ahead.

Gordon Huether and his team have been selected to work with the Salt Lake City Department of Airports in meeting the goals of the Terminal Redevelopment Program at Salt Lake City International Airport, which includes a comprehensive art master plan. The brand new state-of-the-art terminal, currently the second largest construction project in the United States, will showcase Huether’s art throughout the new terminal.

The artist’s most magnificent and largest art installation entitled “The Canyon,” and will be integrated on both walls (east and west) of the new central airport terminal. “The Canyon” evokes the Salt Lake City landscape and spans 362 feet, the length of 1.2 football fields, using more than 2 acres of composite fabric, and the equivalent of eight miles of aluminum tubing. The entire work will consist of almost 800 individual parts!

Gordon Huether Studio will create a number of other art installations throughout the Terminal, as well as curate the Salt Lake City Department of Airport’s fine art collection and assist in future public art opportunities.

Stay tuned for more news on this groundbreaking and unprecedented art project!

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