Provoke Discovery, Thought and Discussion

Rotated quarterly, and offering a variety of mediums from photography and 2-dimensional wall art to fashion and sculpture, the Delano Art Series provides an added dimension to the Delano Las Vegas experience.

Current Art Installation

Are You Really My Friend? by artist Tanja Hollander

Currently featured as part of the Delano Art Series is a new site-specific installation by Photographer Tanja Hollander. In 2011, Hollander set out to differentiate the actual from the virtual by photographing all 626 of her Facebook friends. Since then, she has traveled across the globe to discover the ways in which friendship is defined. Through exhibiting her Post-It Note activation Are you really my friend? across multiple demographics, Hollander has amassed a large collection of interpretations of friendship.

Hollander says, “As I am reading the tens of thousands of Post-It Notes people have left for me across multiple demographic lines, I saw some of the same ideas, even the same words over and over: cares for, is loyal, doesn’t judge. Sociologists have shown that across demographics like liberal and conservative, these simple values are part of our shared moral constructs. I believe people have been so passionate about writing and reading these small testimonials because they remind us of the best in us, and that the best in us is what we share, despite our differences.”

Join the conversation and leave what you think a real friend is on the Post-It wall in the elevator lobby.

2019 Art Installations

“Yokoso Las Vegas” by artist Sush Machida

Combining the aesthetics of modern, pop art, traditional Japanese symmetry and animal motifs, Sush Machida takes over the lobby of Delano with his vibrant, abstract linework. Working in layers of color, graffiti, hand-painted wood grain and animal representations, his paintings bring Delano’s desert-focused lobby to life with a meeting of Eastern and Western themes. Machida’s work has been exhibited in Tokyo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Santa Fe and Las Vegas.

2018 Art Installations

Desert Birdlife Soirée by JK Russ

JK Russ brought “Desert Birdlife Soirée” – an immersive collage art installation reflecting both the beauty of the desert environment and the seductive style of fashion-savvy Las Vegas visitors to the Delano Las Vegas lobby in the latter part of 2018.

artLIVE! by Las Vegas Fashion Council

In coordination with the Las Vegas Fashion Council, Delano Las Vegas showcased 10 mannequins that are works of art by various artists. These mannequins were on display for approximately three months, culminating in an auction at Zappos Headquarters on October 19th that benefited the Las Vegas Fashion Council and the Las Vegas Arts Community.

See, Touch & Go Dream – The Burning Tapestries by Nancy Good

Capturing her experiences in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, artist Nancy Good created kaleidoscopic tapestries for her installation. Originating from Good’s residencies at Burning Man – an annual event described as an experiment in community and art – her tapestries emulate the vibrant atmosphere and spontaneity of this renowned event. In the installation, Good emphasized the radiance of the desert landscape by showcasing the flora, fauna and humans found amongst the sandy rocks through gem-like patterns.

Mojave Lights by Joel Spencer and Nova May

Guests experienced the Mojave Desert as a three-dimensional living piece of art, complete with native flora and iconic Las Vegas Neon in unexpected forms, including animals, flowers and gems.

May and Spencer brought the vibrancy of urban life – neon, immersion, color, larger than life pop art, human energy and juxtaposed it against a backdrop of Southern Nevada in all it’s raw, barren glory.

2017 Art Installations

Collectif 1806

In conjunction with Collectif 1806, Delano Las Vegas showcased eight rare cocktail books for perusal. The books span over 100 years and were carefully curated to accurately portray the evolution and art of the cocktail.

The artLIVE!
by Las Vegas Fashion Council

In coordination with the Las Vegas Fashion Council, Delano Las Vegas showcased 10 mannequins that are works of art by 10 individual artists. These mannequins were on display for approximately three months, culminating in an auction at The Smith Center on May 25 that benefited the Las Vegas Fashion Council and the Las Vegas Arts Community.

SPEKTIVE
by Sam Hon

The collection’s five pieces appear to be digitally composed art, but upon closer inspection guests will discover that the works are comprised of the female figure; 500 to be exact. Utilizing photographs with 12 – 15 women at a time, Hon spent more than 700 hours contorting and layering 500 bodies into each remarkable piece of art.