Molly Dilworth, Field Test at Foothills Art Center
Courtesy of Foothills Art Center and Molly Dilworth

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Field Test Project Description via Molly Dilworth:

“I view creative practice as a form of research. Using data from a specific site as a structure, I build a painting that gives form to the invisible things that motivate our actions. I’m interested in looking at how we connect emotionally to the places we inhabit.


Contemporary Golden is built on top of incredible geological wealth, a pocket of resources and power existing just below the surface. Over the last two centuries, this geology generated a demand for engineers that facilitated a culture of research, technology and innovation. The Golden of today is a combines this physical history with geopolitics; it is a global innovator in high tech materials and applications and a center for mining operations around the world. These invisible motivators arrive in unexpected moments but resist quantification; we can measure the volume of a lake but can’t explain how the memory of a fishing trip there brings tears to our eyes.


Field Test was installed during the first five days of the exhibition HABITAT at the Foothills Art Center. (January 21-25, 2011).


The ceiling was chosen as the site of the painting to simulate a subterranean space, calling attention to the geology of Golden. Elements in the construction of the painting include Jefferson County maps, Voronoi diagrams of silicon solar cells, photographs of amazonite, images of magnetic thin films and conversations with visitors to the gallery.”


Gregory Euclide, Take it with you at Foothills Art Center
Courtesy Foothills Art Center and Gregory Euclide

Take it with you Project Description via Gregory Euclide:

“An installation consisting of all the packing materials used to ship work to HABITAT, a group exhibit at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado. Dioramas were created inside some of the boxes. Gallery viewers could take photos of the scenes through pin holes with their cell phones.”