Final Performance! Meet the artist and the spinners behind "Spin (after Sol LeWitt)"

Sign Spinner Evan James performs on the corner of Maryland Parkway

Sign Spinner Evan James performs on the corner of Maryland Parkway. (Photo: Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Services)

Jun. 15, 2021

 

Final Performance: Spin (after Sol LeWitt) 

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and AArrow Sign Spinners of Las Vegas invite you to the final performance of Spin (After Sol LeWitt), an exhibition of sculpture, video, photography, and performance by Colorado-based artist Yumi Janairo Roth. Collaborating with professional sign spinners, Roth creates insightful juxtapositions between the physical presence of street-corner advertising and the work of one of America’s founding conceptual artists, Sol LeWitt (1928-2007). The project has special resonance in Las Vegas, the longtime host of the annual World Sign Spinning Championship.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 

11:00 am: Meet the artist and the spinners at the museum. Rayen Jones, Evan James, LaDanyin Dayday Jordan, Laramie Rosenfeld, and Christopher Sicuso decide which signs they wish to spin for the day.  

12:00 pm: Spinning at the intersection of E Harmon and University Center Dr. 

1:30 - 2:00 pm:  Spin off competition on the UNLV Campus, near the north entrance to the Museum. 

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Celebration with the artists and spinners.

Follow @UNLVMuseum on Instagram for live streams of the event. 

Support for this exhibition is provided by AArrow Sign Spinners Las Vegas and the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, a relief grant, a relief grant developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support arts organizations in the 13-state western region during the COVID-19 pandemic.