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Aspen Art Museum


Alan Shields: Protracted Simplicity (1966–1985)

Jun 24, 2016-Oct 2, 2016
Moving easily between painting, drawing, and sculpture, artist Alan Shields (1944–2005) displayed a deep appreciation of material and color throughout his practice. Interested in opening up a broader context in which art could be experienced, he created objects that hang freely in space and are experienced in relation to the movement of the human body. His brightly colored, layered works illustrate Shields’s belief in a direct connection between art and life, revealing a multifaceted practice that merges the sculptural, the painterly, and the theatrical.

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

Alan Shields’s Protracted Simplicity (1966–1985) is funded in part by the AAM National Council.

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