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Aspen Art Museum


The Blue of Distance


The Blue of Distance, published to accompany the group exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum, is a reflection on the color blue’s uncanny relationship to absence, desire, and distance. Featuring photography, drawing, sculpture, and sound by the artists Vija Celmins, Jason Dodge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Marie Jager, Catherine Opie, Paul Ramírez Jonas, Cy Twombly, and Cerith Wyn Evans, the publication explores the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, the color of the horizon, the ocean, and the immaterial. Weaving together a larger narrative about the distance between us and the objects of our desire, the catalogue includes an essay by Courtenay Finn, an excerpt from Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost, and a new piece by Anne Carson.