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Aspen Art Museum


The Blue of Distance

Apr 10, 2015-Jun 28, 2015
Borrowing its title from writer and historian Rebecca Solnit, The Blue of Distance explores the color’s role as a metaphor of longing. Weaving together a larger narrative about the distance between us and the object of our desire, the exhibition explores the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, the color of the horizon, of the ocean, and of the immaterial. Employing photography, drawing, sculpture, and sound to reflect on blue’s uncanny relationship to absence, the exhibition includes works by Vija Celmins, Jason Dodge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Marie Jager, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Catherine Opie, Cy Twombly, Sara VanDerBeek, and Cerith Wyn-Evans.

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

The Blue of Distance is supported by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation for Latin American Art, and funded in part by the AAM National Council.

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