Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. July’s collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and has been published in twenty-three countries. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; It Chooses You was her first book of non-fiction. She wrote, directed and starred in The Future and Me and You and Everyone We Know—winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance. July’s participatory art works include the website *Learning to Love You...
Story Art is a community outreach program that provides playful exploration of storytelling for young audiences with their parents or caregivers. This free community program builds visual literacy and art appreciation. This session takes place at the Carbondale Branch Library at 320 Sopris Ave.
Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker Morgan Fisher (b. 1942, Washington, DC) first achieved widespread recognition in the early 1970s for a body of experimental films that deconstructed the language of cinema both as physical material and as a set of production methods and technical procedures. Fisher’s films collectively reveal those aspects of the medium that conventional films make a point of concealing: the camera and other equipment, the presence of production assistants and director, the editing process, even the standard length and gauge of the film stock itself.
Since the late 1990s, Fisher has focused his attention on the problems and possibilities of painting, questioning and reframing the subtle conventions of the medium with an equally rigorous self-reflexivity. Fisher’s paintings and painting installations investigate systems of perspective and color relations; the shape, thickness, or orientation of each painting; the position of the viewer; and especially the relationships between paintings or groups of paintings and the architectural spaces they occupy. For his exhibition at the AAM—the first American museum exhibition devoted to his painting practice—Fisher has conceived of a new body of work, to be installed in relation to temporary, modular structures based on the architectural plans for the New Aspen Art Museum.
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.