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Adam McEwen: I Think I'm in Love

Jan 13-May 28
As the Aspen Art Museum’s 2016–17 Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence, New York–based British artist Adam McEwen is known for works that engage viewers with a dark yet poignant sense of humor. Once employed to write obituaries for the London Daily Telegraph, McEwen began producing fictional obituaries of living subjects, such as Bill Clinton, Kate Moss, and Jeff Koons. His recent sculptural works include objects such as a life-size coffin-carrier fabricated from solid graphite (Bier, 2013) and deployed airbags cast in concrete (a series from 2015). McEwen’s Aspen Art Museum exhibition marks the artist’s first solo museum show in the United States, and presents a group of works that address the blurred boundary between life and death, reality and fiction, and the everyday and the obscure.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

Support for Adam McEwen’s residency and exhibition is provided by the Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence Fund. Additional support is provided by Erin Leider-Pariser and Paul Pariser, Meg and David Roth, and the AAM National Council.

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