Listen: LA Based Artist Forrest Kirk Channels Aspen History Through ‘A Villain’s Origin Story’
Forrest Kirk is an LA-based artist with a new exhibition at the Marianne Boesky Gallery. The show is called “A Villain’s Origin Story.” It’s comprised of seven large scale paintings that touch on feelings of past and present isolation — partly through the story of Hannibal Brown, a historical figure from Aspen after the silver boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Arts and culture reporter Kirsten Dobroth spoke to Kirk about the exhibition’s Aspen connection, and his creative process behind the work. “A Villain’s Origin Story” is on display until September 12.