Galleries join forces in two-part pop-up exhibition | Arts and entertainment

Marianne Boesky Gallery and Carpenters Workshop Gallery have launched a summer series of collaborative pop-up exhibitions in Aspen. After opening last week, the collaborative show will run through Sept. 4 at a seasonal location at 601 E. Hyman Ave. on the second floor.

Titled Material Alchemy, the two-part exhibition will showcase a collaboratively curated selection of works from each artist gallery’s respective program. The exhibit cultivates artistic dialogues spanning the realms of art and design, including artists who explore ideas of materiality and process in their work, according to a press release.

“Material Alchemy Part I” is on view until July 23 and features a range of artists working in a variety of mediums. Carpenters Workshop Gallery — which is internationally recognized for breaking down the boundaries between art and design — presents an intricate bronze sculptural work titled “Commode Skarabee” by Franco-Swedish artist Ingrid Donat. Donat’s avant-garde work is complemented by a piece by Dutch furniture designer Maarten Baas called the ‘Carapace Armchair’, which draws inspiration from prized tortoise shells.

Marianne Boesky Gallery features new works by artist Jammie Holmes and visual artist Sarah Meyohas. Holmes’ “Just Like Your Father” continues the series of touching scenes. Meyohas displays illusory photographic abstractions, including one titled “Speculation.”

“Material Alchemy: Part II,” which runs from July 31 to September 4, explores the radical effect the Italian Arte Povera movement had on art and design. The exhibition of artworks in this second series rejects material hierarchies, demonstrates formal honesty and generates a new hybrid natural-industrial language, the release said. Bridging the gap between the found and the made, the exhibited artists use raw and raw materials to find an immediate connection between the viewer and the object.

Marian Boeschi’s presentation will focus on the recent work of Pier Paolo Calzolari, who is recognized as one of the pioneering figures of the Arte Povera movement. Carpenters Workshop will highlight works by Vincenzo De Cotiis, including several new works from his “Interlude” collection, which features forms combining recycled fiberglass and stromatolite, an ancient stone.

Carpenters Workshop opened its first premises in the Chelsea area of ​​London in 2006 in a former carpentry workshop. They now run galleries in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, in addition to presenting temporary exhibitions in cities around the world. Last summer, Carpenters Workshop opened its first seasonal pop-up space in Aspen in collaboration with New York-based gallery Lehmann Maupin. Rotating exhibitions, events and special projects were presented.

Marianne Boesky Gallery was established in New York in 1996 and expanded its flagship location in 2016 to the space next door. The gallery launched its Aspen location in 2017 in a building on Spring Street and has since moved its presence to Aspen to host collaborative pop-up exhibitions while the gallery develops a new permanent space.

Through the joint exhibition, both galleries will expand their shared commitment

to foster continued engagement in Aspen’s vibrant art community, the release added. The pop-up exhibition space is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Monday is by appointment only.

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