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Plus Gallery artist Mike Whiting installed two new monumental sculptures outside downtown Denver’s Republic Plaza on the corner of 17th and Tremonton on July 8th. “Lucky Rabbit Head” and “Little Green Man” continue Whiting’s ongoing exploration of minimalism as referenced by early video-game technology as well as “pixel” based concepts that continue to thrive in both contemporary art as well as gaming culture.  This is the first time that Whiting has crafted a “pair” of sculptures that are interrelated in a manner that is playful and at a massive scale, the one being the inverse of the other.  The concept perfectly reflects Whiting’s engagement with minimalist tendencies in art, the opposing forms relating to two completely different figures yet being the exact same outside of the chosen orientation and color choice.  The associated colors have diverse cultural reference points that engage the viewer in different ways, completing a visual presence that will captivate the public and become a striking beacon for the Republic Plaza site.  The works debut on July 10th in the exhibition “Color” presented by Arts Brookfield, with an opening reception from 4:30 – 7pm.