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.
Who inspires you? How do you capture identity through art? In this Workshop, we’ll explore the dynamic art of portrait photography by looking at Mickalene Thomas’s powerful images of friends and muses. Students will learn composition and staging techniques, as well as the importance of narrative and storytelling when setting a scene.
As part of the opening of Cheryl Donegan’s solo exhibition GRLZ + VEILS, tonight’s fashion presentation, GODZ Grlz, premieres a new fashion line that the artist developed during her time as the AAM’s 2017–18 Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence. The imagery on the garments originates from photographs that Donegan took of graffiti scratching on air conditioners—reworked and reimagined for apparel. In addition to the couture pieces featured this evening, a line of ready-to-wear items is available through the AAM Shop. New York–based artist Alix Pearlstein directed and choreographed the presentation, which features models from the Roaring Fork Valley.
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.