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I LOVE NEW YORK
BUT I LIVE IN DENVER

BY MARIO ZOOTS

MISSION

/NOOK was established by SLATE Real Estate Advisors as a platform for community engagement and collaboration with members of the Denver art community. The exhibition space allows us to activate our LoHi office in fun and meaningful ways, while showcasing the artists and arts organizations that inspire us.

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MARIO ZOOTS

MARIO ZOOTS is an artist living in Denver, CO. 

His work has been exhibited throughout the US, including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. In addition, since 2010 he has exhibited internationally including a site-specific installation at the Museum of Image + Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

ARTIST

MARIO ZOOTS

Zoots’ work has been exhibited throughout the US, including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Scope Art Fair Miami Beach. Since 2010 he has exhibited internationally including a site specific installation at the Museum of Image + Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Zoots has exhibited at Preteen Gallery in Mexico City and at Arcadia Missa in London. In August of 2013 Mario participated in the Biennial of the Americas. Mario Zoots’ work is published in “The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art,” this document was released by Gestalten Berlin. Since 2015, Zoots has participated in a number of artist residencies including RedLine in Denver, CO and Dedazo in Chiapas, MX. In the summer of 2017 Zoots did a series of interventions in abandoned buildings throughout Mexico in Chiapas and Oaxaca.

A PROJECT-BASED ART PLATFORM

NEW COLLECTION

NEW is a project-based art platform designed to foster artist collaboration and empower creative expression. Through grants and funding, our goal is to give artists a push to do something fundamentally new. Our process is designed to support the artist in their first step toward unfamiliar territory of their artistic practice. If you’d like to learn more please visit newcollection.com

I LOVE NEW YORK
BUT I LIVE IN DENVER

In 2020 Mario Zoots spent 17 days in a New York City hotel room writing “an optical love letter to a city that captured my attention and [missing] the city my roots are tied to.”

Using materials sourced from around the city—postcards, magazines, books, slide negatives—Zoots captured the chaotic, noisy, asphalt romance of New York. The city itself served as a guide for composition as the individual pieces were taped and layered on the large glass window of the room looking out onto a cityscape.

Still, despite this whirlwind romance, Zoots felt a longing for his hometown, Denver.

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