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Aspen Art Museum Opens Two New Exhibits Wednesday

Jul 2, 2019

Rashid Johnson, The Hikers, 2019. Film shoot documentation. Photo: Van Wampler
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Two new exhibits open at the Aspen Art Museum Wednesday. 

Artist Rashid Johnson is best known for work that includes collage, painting and sculpture.  His solo exhibition, “The Hikers,” also has a new element of performance, a choreographed dance, along with his existing visual work. 

 

Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and director Heidi Zuckerman said “The Hikers” fits into the museum’s mission to focus on well-known artists, but an underknown or unknown aspect of their work.  

Paintings from John Armleder also go on display in “Spoons, Moons and Masks.” The exhibit includes Armleder’s "Pour Paintings." He applied different paint colors onto the top of canvases and allowed it to flow down the surface. His "Puddle Paintings," created by pouring paint onto canvases laid on his studio floor, are also on display. 

An opening reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

These shows will be some of the last overseen by Zuckerman, who departs the museum at the end of September.