Written on November 21, 2019
When The New SLC Airport opens in September 2020, it will be unforgettable for a number of reasons. There will be less congestion—both curbside and at the gates—there will be plenty of places to plug-in, plus noteworthy shops and restaurants. But perhaps what will remain with passengers long after their flights have departed are the art installations planned for the new facility.
As part of Gordon’s role as Consulting Artist for The New SLC, he collaborated with the airport and the Utah Arts Council to complete a national request for proposals that selected artists for the 24 restroom walls, fondly named “Whimsy Walls”. The theme of these walls is to bring the beauty of the state of Utah indoors and speak to the spirit, culture, people and context of Utah.
The Salt Lake City International Airport recently unveiled two of the Whimsy Wall art installations. Our team and Rainier Industries were on-site to spearhead the installation of these large-scale vinyl wraps.
You can view the full selected art works here: https://slcairport.com/assets/pdfDocuments/Whimsy-Wall-Handout.pdf