NEW YORK, NY.-
This years pop-up edition of Intersect Aspen
, taking place August 1 through 5 at the Aspen Ice Garden, will showcase 30 galleries from 26 cities, and will feature a wide array of special programming taking place daily. Intersect Aspen will open with a VIP Preview Brunch on Sunday, August 1 from 10am to 11am, followed by a Public Opening Reception from 11am to 12pm. The Fair will be open to the public daily, August 1 through 5 from 11am to 5pm, and will also be presented online at Artsy.net from August 1-19, 2021. Intersect Aspens VIP Closing Breakfast hosted by UOVO will take place from 10am to 11am on August 5.
Aspen Film will present four acclaimed animated short films from its 2020 and 2021 Oscar®-qualifying Shortsfests, screening at the Fair each evening at 5pm. The Fair will host a Shoppable Object Space featuring creations from Anderson Ranch and Carbondale Arts, open to visitors daily.
Becca Hoffman, Managing Director of Intersect Art and Design says, We are so pleased to see such an outpouring of energy and excitement from our galleries and the local community gearing up for Intersect Aspen this year. This summer, Aspen is home to a plethora of options for dynamic cultural programming and we are so happy to be able to contribute. This is our first in-person event since the pandemic and we can't wait to see so many collectors, galleries, artists, curators, and more coming together in the mountains."
Tim von Gal, CEO of Intersect Art and Design adds, With the encouragement of the City of Aspen and the enthusiasm from the dealers who were eager to exhibit, we decided to move forward and produce this special edition of Intersect Aspen. These exceptional galleries are excited to get back to business, and especially excited to celebrate art and culture in the vibrant community of Aspen.
Paul Laster, Curatorial Advisor for Intersect Art and Design, comments: Intersect Aspen will offer a wide array of options in an intimate setting that is perfect for seeing art. The works on view will range from new artistic creations made during the pandemic to historical pieces from the postwar era. Exhibitors are telling us that theyre excited to come to Aspen and that theyre looking forward to presenting work they are passionate about, and to sharing it with an art-savvy public.
Highlights include solo presentations of April Gorniks luminous landscapes at Miles McEnery Gallery, Elizabeth Condons fluid abstractions at Emerson Dorsch and Jon Young's sculptural reliefs at Carl Kostyál; pairings of contemporary painter Alex Sewell and master draughtsman Saul Steinberg at TOTAH and Linda Lopez ceramics and Caroline Larson's still life paintings at Mindy Solomon Gallery; combinations of art and design objects at Friedman Benda and Sélavy by Di Donna; and group presentations of Abstract Expressionist women artists at Berry Campbell Gallery; and WILDflowers, capturing blossoms in a variety of media and styles, at Nancy Hoffman Gallery.
12.26 will host a solo presentation by artist Kevin Ford.
Berry Campbell Gallery will feature an exhibition of the often underrepresented and lesser-known women artists of the Postwar movement, including a selection of paintings and works on paper by women Abstract Expressionists Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Perle Fine, Judith Godwin, Gertrude Greene, Yvonne Thomas, Charlotte Park, and Ida Kohlmeyer.
Carl Kostyál will present Indigenous American artist Jon Young, whose sculptural works focus on layered meanings found in material, place, and identity. Youngs pillowy iridescent Western imagery invokes notions of the elusiveness of a constructed idea of America.
Casterline|Goodman Gallery will show works by George Condo, Simon Hantai, Ed Ruscha, Sean Scully, Richard Serra, and David Yarrow.
Edward Cella will present works by two African American artists of different generations who use text as a focus of their painting practice. Wosene Worke Kosrof (b.1950. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) creates painterly abstractions composed of his inventive renderings of the Amharic script, one of the few indigenous written languages of Africa. Kendell Carter (b. 1970. New Orleans, Louisiana) creates distinctive hybrid cast paintings incorporating the freehand gestures of graffiti made of aerosol spray, casting techniques that highlight mantra-like words that resonate energy and are intended as instruments of change.
Emerson Dorsch will exhibit work by mid-career artist Elisabeth Condon who makes paintings that nearly always begin with poured paint and grow to reflect the legacy of abstract expressionists, 5th century Chinese landscapes, North American interior decor patterns, and her personal history in landscapes and decor. Her recent paintings grow from her latest obsession with the lattice pattern that permeated wallpapers and textiles in her mothers house.
Erin Cluley Gallery will present a selection of works by artists based in Dallas and in Baltimore including Chul-Hyun Ahn, Catherine MacMahon, Jackie Milad, Nic Nicosia, and Zeke Williams.
Galerie Gmurzynska will be showing work by Yves Klein and Joan Miro, among others.
Galerie Maximillian will feature work by artists Nina Chanel Abney, Mel Bochner, Harland Miller, Adam Pendelton, Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, and Jonas Wood.
Galleri Urbane will present work by artists Jozsef Csato, Benjamin Terry, Sam Mack, and Jessica Drenk.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery will showcase works by artists of Cameroonian, Brazilian, Cuban, and Afro-Cuban descent including artists Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, assume vivid astro focus, José Bedia, Enrique Martínez-Celaya, Raúl Cordero, and Tomás Esson.
Friedman Benda will present Joris Laarmans use of cutting-edge research, development and technology exemplified by his 2013 Light Matter table; ceramic designs of gallery newcomer Carmen DApollonio; the widely recognizable aesthetics of Daniel Arsham, Misha Kahn, and Estudio Campana; work in a variety of media including glass by Thaddeus Wolfe and ceramics by Adam Silverman and Andile Dyalvane; and work by seminal designers Andrea Branzi and Wendell Castle.
Greg Kucera Gallery will show two small bronze sculptures by Deborah Butterfield and a painting on paper by Helen Frankenthaler, as well as work by Humaira Abid, Chris Engman, and Sherry Markovitz.
Half Gallery will host a group presentation including artists Hiejin Yoo, Umar Rashid, and Young Lim Lee.
HESSE FLATOW will bring work by Quentin James McCaffrey and Amanda Baldwin. McCaffrey uses single-point perspective, layers of oil paint on panel or canvas, and treatment of light to render domestic interior spaces. Baldwin's paintings seek a geometric order and reason: raindrops are spheres, mountains are triangles, melon seeds are perfect teardrop voids.
Jackson Fine Art will present Todd Murphys large-scale photographs. Primarily known for his paintings and sculptures, Murphys work can be described as having underlying artistic themes of metamorphosis, illusion, and life-in-the moment. Through constantly reinventing the mediums that he employed, Murphy did not conform strictly to one medium. However, Murphy often used photography as the foundation of his work throughout his career seen in his paintings and as studies for his sculptural work.
Miles McEnery Gallery will host a solo presentation of work by April Gornik, whose masterfully rendered paintings depict radiant and atmospheric scenes of the land, water, and sky. Working in oil paint, Gornik captures the subtle nature of light with its capacity to simultaneously illuminate and obscure.
Mindy Solomon Gallery will showcase the works of artists Caroline Larson and Linda Lopez, with a focus on color and texture. Each artist will exhibit two- and three-dimensional pieces informed by surface. Caroline Larsen has created a series of still life images with bold patterned backgrounds surrounding psychedelic floral arrangements painted with oil paint through a piping tool. Linda Lopez has developed a body of work of varying sizes and shapes that embodies her signature furry stylea color-laden garden of porcelain delights.
Monica King Projects will present the exhibition Nightfall | Daybreak, focusing on artists who make use of brilliant surfaces, materiality, subtle or overt reflection, and powerful contrasts of light and shadow to explore deeper spiritual states and realities. Works include Chris Watts luminously layered mixed media paintings on silk stretched on found wood, Prema Murthys ethereal acrylic on canvas paintings; Oswaldo Ruizs photographs of dramatically lit, abandoned houses in Anahuac, north of Mexico; and Michael Wolfs deeply rooted and impactful sculptures which investigate the house as a metaphor for the human experience.
Nancy Hoffman Gallery will present the exhibition WILDflowers featuring paintings, drawings, watercolors, photographs, and sculptures around the theme of the wildflower, from the dandelion blowing in the breeze in a Za Zhong (multi-layer resin and paint) by Hung Liu to a terra cotta lip-shaped blossom on a curling branch by Judy Fox, to a bee about to land on a wild bloom in a watercolor by Joseph Raffael. All the works have the spirit of nature with a touch of the wild.
Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art will exhibit a multifaceted group of works that highlight the gallerys enduring focus on the medium of painting. With works from the present day, the exhibition brings together artists whose distinctive practices have shaped, reimagined, and propelled the possibilities of paint.
Nino Mier Gallery will present a selection of works by artists André Butzer, Thomas Wachholz, and Mindy Shapero, as well as exciting new positions for the gallery including Pieter Jennes and Andrew Dadson.
OCHI will present works by Adam Beris, Devin Farrand, Hannah Knight Leighton, Sarah Zapata, and Brian Wills.
Perrotin will exhibit new works by Gabriel Rico as well as rare works by Jean-Michel Othoniel and Johan Creten. Gabriel Rico presents a new work from his Reducción objetiva orquestada series. An iconic glass sculpture by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel from the artists infinite knots series will be on view; along with Johan Cretens Observation point series, which acts both as artwork and functional object; and a selection of works by Gabriel de la Mora, Bernard Frize, Hans Hartung, Thilo Heinzmann, Julio le Parc, and Paola Pivi.
projects+gallery by Barrett Barrera Projects will present Hassan Hajjaj, Marilyn Minter, and others. With his multimedia portraits, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj thrives in a space between cultures, traditions, mediums, and artistic movements. The subjects of his photography range from underground musicians to friends and strangers he encounters on the street. Painter and photographer Marilyn Minters work explores themes of sex, glamour, imperfection, and femininity. Her visceral, provocative images of fragmented bodies interrogate the relationship between the body, cultural anxieties about sexuality and desire, and the fashion industry.
Sélavy by Di Donna will present masterpieces of the twentieth century, including paintings by Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell, among others, styled with works of modern and mid-century design in an interior setting.
STONELEAF RETREAT will show a large-scale fiber work by Liz Collins, and a digital pigment print by Keisha Scarville who are both alumni residents of STONELEAF.
TOTAH will bring the work of painter Alex Sewell (b. 1989) and master draughtsman Saul Steinberg (b. 1914 d. 1999).
Voltz Clarke Gallery will present Natasha Laws paintings and drawings which capture the allure of the female body through color, tone, and contrast; and Khalilah Birdsongs abstract and layered paintings which reference nature while combining physicality with a precision and finely calibrated balance.
William Shearburn Gallery will juxtapose secondary market works by Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Robert Motherwell, Deborah Butterfield, Louise Bourgeois, John Currin, Carl Andre, Lisa Yuskavage, Francesca Woodman, and Donald Judd with a daily selection of primary artists which will include Bernar Venet, Donald Baechler, Andy Millner, Cayce Zavaglia, and Mel Bochner.