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Aspen Art Museum


Nate Lowman

Dec 22, 2017-Jun 10, 2018

The work of New York–based painter, sculptor, and installation artist Nate Lowman has been described as “evidence of sullied culture.” Through his recurring appropriation of pop culture images, Lowman produces nostalgic and often melancholic objects. His research and cataloguing is done in an effort to preserve the things of modern life that often go unnoticed, humorously bringing to the fore pieces that leave a lasting impression on viewers.

Lowman has described good artworks as “violent against the architecture that holds them,” and the arrangement of his work within Galleries 2 & 3 reinforces this notion. Presenting public icons and cultural relics (such as pine tree air fresheners) mixed with the artist’s personal memories of events (including the live coverage of O. J. Simpson’s famous police chase), the spaces are transformed into an eerie environment in which meaning is constantly in flux.

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