The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
One of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century, Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) continually challenged the boundaries of art making and the role of the artist, using a rich vocabulary of material, form, and action. Although best known for his Concetti Spaziale—the spatial environments and slashed canvases he created in the 1950s and 1960s—clay modeling and ceramics have always been central to his process. The beauty of chance and accident, evident from the start in Fontana’s use of ceramics, becomes a strong current in much of the artist’s later work, and som…
Opening Reception: 3–5 PM
Since 2005, the AAM’s Young Curators of the Roaring Fork (YCRF) has engaged high school students in a six-month program that builds aesthetic valuation, leadership, organizational, and critical thinking skills. After participants identify an exhibition theme, lead a call for submissions, and assemble the exhibition, an opening is held to celebrate this student-driven initiative.
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.