Written on August 7, 2017
We are excited to share this fascinating video of the ‘making of’ ‘the Canyon,’ our largest, commission to-date, and one of a selection of art installations for the new Salt Lake City Int’l airport. The video highlights the extraordinary collaboration among Gordon Huether Studio, Rainier, Duval and FabriTec Industries to make ‘The Canyon’ come to life. Viewers will gain deep insight into design development and manufacturing techniques and learn about the state-of-the-art equipment used for the manufacturing of ‘The Canyon.’
In addition, as an integral part of the curatorial work for the Salt Lake City Department of Airport’s fine art collection, we met with the airport team to coordinate the relocation and restoration of an important stained art glass piece entitled ‘You Are Here’. The piece by artist Jenkyn Powell was initially commissioned in the 1970s. Last week the artwork was disassembled by Gordon’s and Jenkyn’s team and shipped to our Studio. It will be cleaned, restored and expanded for its installation at the new location.
Our design team has created first renderings to illustrate the many possible ways in which this installation can be incorporated into the new space. We are honored to collaborate with the now retired Mr. Powell on reviving his glass artwork and are looking forward to his visit at Gordon Huether Studio later this month!
And last but not least a small glimpse into the progress at the construction site: With 19 cranes on site in July the SLC airport construction team is evidently working hard to make new headway every day. The team has poured over 1,200 yards of concrete between the future parking garage and terminal building, has formed the walls inside the tunnel to the future terminal building and has been working on the TRAX design.