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.
An evening double-feature of two compelling artist’s projects, each of which utilized contemporary technology at the time of its creation. The evening will start with Michael Smith’s The USA FreeStyle Disco Championships (1979/2003; 3 min. 36 sec.) and will be followed by Frances Stark’s My Best Thing (2011; 99 min.).
Frances Stark is a Los Angeles–based artist known for her explorations of the intersection between writing, drawing, and collage. Initially presented at the 54th Venice Biennale, My Best Thing is a feature-length digital animation in the form of a serialized soap oper…
Each exhibition is accompanied by Educator Notes, which provide an exhibition overview, guided questions for conversation, and suggested activities.
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.