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.
In observance of changing the iterations of the yearlong exhibition Ritual, this special event will cultivate an appreciation of the metaphysical. Responding to the outgoing Psychedelic Prayer Rugs by Baseera Khan and incoming aura photographs by Anne Collier, the pop-up aura photography studio Radiant Human will be available to take individual or group portraits that capture the sitter’s aura through a chromatic photograph. We mark the middle of the day with a free, lunchtime guided meditation with Lindsay Gurley to connect deeper with oneself and the everyday.
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.