A new year brings a new look to Downtown Container Park!DTP Companies (DTP), a $350 million investment initiative dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV) and ISI Group, a Las Vegas artist collective, debut fresh paint and interactive art by local talent creating a must-see destination for art lovers and Instagrammers alike.
‘Mural Way’ art piece entitled Y2K evokes a new turn of the millennium-inspired piece by graphic designer and muralist Slive, and combines artful interpretations of digital characteristics like glitch and data distortion patterns to reflect on the impact of the period. The mural takes on new life through the AR app Artivive, an interactive lens guests can download to their phones for free.
“There’s a different technique to composing a piece meant for animation in AR,” said Slive. “The piece has to have a digital counterpart required to break down for animations while the execution needs to be exact for it to work seamlessly in the app, so there is little margin for error.”
In addition to the interactive work by Slive, Brett Rosepiler debuts a warm, earth-anchored piece of art depicting a woman enveloped by nature, wisdom and life. Rosepiler leaves the interpretation of the artwork’s elements up to its viewers.
“There is something sacred here,” said Rosepiler. “Maybe this woman is a guide, maybe the moon and birds hold wisdom or perspective. I prefer to leave my work ambiguous so the viewer can create whatever personal meaning they desire.”
Both murals are located on the exterior east wall of Downtown Container Park between Fremont Street and Carson Avenue. Additional DTLV artwork curated by Dana Anderson and the ISI Group can be found on the exterior wall of Downtown Terrace and inside premier nightlife venues like Corduroy and Gold Spike.