Celebrating the local art community and Southern Nevada’s natural surroundings, Delano Las Vegas recently debuted “GRAVITATION,” a new installation by Zak Ostrowski.
Inspired by the picturesque Las Vegas desert, the exhibit showcases art derived from natural, locally sourced materials that emulate the design philosophy of The Strip’s newest hotel.
Each piece in GRAVITATION was deliberately selected to parallel the Mojave-inspired design concept of Delano Las Vegas, such as Ostrowski’s sculptural bench. Made of concrete, the sculpture combines art, design and nature while incorporating representations of desert sandstone into the finished piece.
“Immersing our guests in art and culture is an important component of the Delano experience,” said Matthew Chilton, General Manager of Delano Las Vegas. “We are excited to showcase the work of such a talented local artist to our guests from around the world, especially since the inspiration for GRAVITATION is rooted in Las Vegas’ natural surroundings.”
Now through July 6, Delano Las Vegas guests can enjoy Ostrowski’s collection of paintings, sculptures and furniture on display throughout the hotel’s lobby. Processes like wood-burning, laser-cutting and automotive paint have transformed ordinary and organic objects into distinct and unexpected works of art. These works complement the dramatic divided boulder, gravity-defying rock sculpture and other desert-inspired décor found throughout Delano Las Vegas.
Zak Ostrowski said, “Delano Las Vegas is a very unique Strip hotel as it is so mindful of its environment. The design of Delano is representative of the natural beauty found throughout Las Vegas and beyond – like the red rocks and colors of the sunsets – and my art is meant to be a reflection of the same elements.”
About Zak Ostrowski
Zak Ostrowski is an artist, builder and designer. He works on a variety of projects experimenting with diverse materials, forms and sizes. His fine artwork varies from paintings and sculpture to large scale public art installations. The work explores relationships between organic form and architectural elements while keeping core elements of pattern and exploration rooted in the art. The work places importance on layering, deconstruction and spatial context. His conceptual ideas are influenced by architecture, environment and the spaces that surround us. Zak Ostrowski relates this to the natural and man-made world; simultaneously meshing with elements of Mythology, Physics, Botany and Cosmology.
About Delano Las Vegas
Delano Las Vegas offers a new all-suite, smoke-free luxury hotel experience located steps from Mandalay Bay, blending signature elements of Delano South Beach with the distinct energy only found on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel features dynamic social spaces such as Franklin, an eclectic lounge; 3940 Coffee + Tea; and Della’s Kitchen, where “historic farmhouse meets urban kitchen.” BATHHOUSE Spa infuses the soothing elements of locally sourced ingredients, drawing inspiration from Morgans Hotel Group’s collection of hotels around the world as well as Delano Las Vegas’ desert locale. Delano Las Vegas is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit delanolasvegas.com or call toll free at (877) 632-5400 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.