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.
Rooting his practice in an avant-garde tradition similar to the Situationists, Robert Montgomery makes work exclusively for the public. Originally co-opting commercial billboards, the artist flipped the platform on its head to trigger our imaginations—away from consumer-oriented society and toward a more earnest, hopeful direction. His poetic interventions are published outside gallery walls on billboards, LED light pieces, woodcuts, watercolors, and publicly burned fire poems—not only within urban cities, but also in majestic landscapes. Informed by history and attentive to the collective …
Story Art is a community outreach program that provides playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. This free community program builds visual literacy and art appreciation in the Basalt Regional Library and Carbondale Branch Library.
Today’s session will take place at Basalt Regional Library.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
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.