Intersect Aspen's Pop Up Edition is Open to the Public at the Aspen Ice Garden from August1-5, 2021
The Boutique Fair Includes 30 Exhibitors From 26 Cities
This year’s pop-up edition of Intersect Aspen, taking place August 1 through 5 at the Aspen Ice Garden, showcases 30 galleries from 26 cities, and features a wide array of special programming taking place daily. Intersect Aspen opens with a VIP Preview Brunch on Sunday, August 1 from 10am to 11am, followed by a Public Opening Reception from 11am to 12pm. The Fair is open to the public daily, August 1 through 5 from 11am to 5pm, and is also online at Artsy.net from August 1-19, 2021. Intersect Aspen’s VIP Closing Breakfast hosted by UOVO takes place from 10am to 11am on August 5.
Aspen Film presents four acclaimed animated short films from its 2020 and 2021 Oscar®- qualifying Shortsfests, screening at the Fair each evening at 5pm. The Fair is hosting a Shoppable Object Space featuring creations from Anderson Ranch and Carbondale Arts, open to visitors daily. A variety of Artist Talks are taking place in exhibitor booths each day of the Fair. A daily Happy Hour features a signature cocktail by Stripped Mixers.
On Thursday, August 5, from 5-8pm, Intersect Aspen hosts a free, self-guided gallery walk in collaboration with the Aspen Resort Chamber Association, Aspen Daily News, and Aspen Sojourner. The gallery walk includes a visit to the Aspen Art Museum for a last look at the ArtCrush Auction Works and a special cocktail by artist Adam Stamp’s Slippery Slope bar.
Becca Hoffman, Managing Director of Intersect Art and Design says, “We are so pleased to see such an outpouring of energy and excitement from our galleries and the local community gearing up for Intersect Aspen this year. This summer, Aspen is home to a plethora of options for dynamic cultural programming and we are so happy to be able to contribute. This is our first in-person event since the pandemic and we can't wait to see so many collectors, galleries, artists, curators, and more coming together in the mountains."
Tim von Gal, CEO of Intersect Art and Design adds, “With the encouragement of the City of Aspen and the enthusiasm from the dealers who were eager to exhibit, we decided to move forward and produce this special edition of Intersect Aspen. These exceptional galleries are excited to get back to business, and especially excited to celebrate art and culture in the vibrant community of Aspen.”
Paul Laster, Curatorial Advisor for Intersect Art and Design, comments: “Intersect Aspen will offer a wide array of options in an intimate setting that is perfect for seeing art. The works on view will range from new artistic creations made during the pandemic to historical pieces from the postwar era. Exhibitors are telling us that they’re excited to come to Aspen and that they’re looking forward to presenting work they are passionate about, and to sharing it with an art-savvy public.”
The 2021 pop-up edition of Intersect Aspen will include the following 30 exhibitors from 26 cities:
12.26 (Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Berry Campbell Gallery (New York, New York, USA)
Carl Kostyál (London, UK; Stockholm, SWEDEN; Milan, ITALY)
Casterline|Goodman Gallery (Aspen, Colorado, USA)
Edward Cella Art + Architecture (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Emerson Dorsch (Miami, Florida, USA)
Erin Cluley Gallery (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami, Florida, USA)
Friedman Benda (New York, New York, USA)
Galerie Gmurzynska (Zurich and Zug, SWITZERLAND; New York, New York, USA)
Galerie Maximillian (Aspen, Colorado, USA)
Galleri Urbane (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Half Gallery (New York, New York, USA)
HESSE FLATOW (New York, New York, USA)
Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Miles McEnery Gallery (New York, New York, USA)
Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami, Florida, USA)
Monica King Projects (New York, New York, USA)
Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York, New York, USA)
Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art (Houston, Texas, USA)
Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles, California; Marfa, Texas, USA; Brussels, BELGIUM; Cologne, GERMANY)
OCHI (Los Angeles, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho, USA)
Perrotin (Paris, FRANCE; New York, New York, USA; Hong Kong, Shanghai, CHINA; Seoul, SOUTH KOREA; Tokyo, JAPAN)
projects+gallery by Barrett Barrera Projects (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Sélavy by Di Donna (Southampton, New York, USA)
STONELEAF RETREAT (Kingston, New York, USA)
TOTAH (New York, New York, USA)
Voltz Clarke Gallery (New York, New York; Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
William Shearburn Gallery (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Highlights include solo presentations of April Gornik’s luminous landscapes at Miles McEnery Gallery, Elizabeth Condon’s fluid abstractions at Emerson Dorsch and Jon Young's sculptural reliefs at Carl Kostyál; pairings of contemporary painter Alex Sewell and master draughtsman Saul Steinberg at TOTAH and Linda Lopez ceramics and Caroline Larson's still life paintings at
Mindy Solomon Gallery; combinations of art and design objects at Friedman Benda and Sélavy by Di Donna; and group presentations of Abstract Expressionist women artists at Berry Campbell Gallery; and WILDflowers, capturing blossoms in a variety of media and styles, at Nancy Hoffman Gallery.
12.26 hosts a solo presentation by artist Kevin Ford.
Berry Campbell Gallery features an exhibition of the often underrepresented and lesser-known women artists of the Postwar movement, including a selection of paintings and works on paper by women Abstract Expressionists Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Perle Fine, Judith Godwin, Gertrude Greene, Yvonne Thomas, Charlotte Park, and Ida Kohlmeyer.
Carl Kostyál presents Indigenous American artist Jon Young, whose sculptural works focus on layered meanings found in material, place, and identity. Young’s pillowy iridescent Western imagery invokes notions of the elusiveness of a constructed idea of America.
Casterline|Goodman Gallery is showing works by George Condo, Simon Hantai, Ed Ruscha, Sean Scully, Richard Serra, and David Yarrow.
Edward Cella presents works by two African American artists of different generations who use text as a focus of their painting practice. Wosene Worke Kosrof (b.1950. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) creates painterly abstractions composed of his inventive renderings of the Amharic script, one of the few indigenous written languages of Africa. Kendell Carter (b. 1970. New Orleans, Louisiana) creates distinctive hybrid cast paintings incorporating the freehand gestures of graffiti made of aerosol spray, casting techniques that highlight mantra-like words that resonate energy and are intended as instruments of change.
Emerson Dorsch is exhibiting work by mid-career artist Elisabeth Condon who makes paintings that nearly always begin with poured paint and grow to reflect the legacy of abstract expressionists, 5th century Chinese landscapes, North American interior decor patterns, and her personal history in landscapes and decor. Her recent paintings grow from her latest obsession with the lattice pattern that permeated wallpapers and textiles in her mother’s house.
Erin Cluley Gallery presents a selection of works by artists based in Dallas and in Baltimore including Chul-Hyun Ahn, Catherine MacMahon, Jackie Milad, Nic Nicosia, and Zeke Williams.
Galerie Gmurzynska is showing work by Yves Klein and Joan Miro, among others.
Galerie Maximillian features work by artists Nina Chanel Abney, Mel Bochner, Harland Miller, Adam Pendelton, Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, and Jonas Wood.
Galleri Urbane presents work by artists Jozsef Csato, Benjamin Terry, Sam Mack, and Jessica Drenk.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery is showcasing works by artists of Cameroonian, Brazilian, Cuban, and Afro-Cuban descent including artists Ajarb Bernard Ategwa, assume vivid astro focus, José Bedia, Enrique Martínez-Celaya, Raúl Cordero, and Tomás Esson.
Friedman Benda presents Joris Laarman’s use of cutting-edge research, development and technology exemplified by his 2013 Light Matter table; ceramic designs of gallery newcomer Carmen D’Apollonio; the widely recognizable aesthetics of Daniel Arsham, Misha Kahn, and Estudio Campana; work in a variety of media including glass by Thaddeus Wolfe and ceramics by Adam Silverman and Andile Dyalvane; and work by seminal designers Andrea Branzi and Wendell Castle.
Greg Kucera Gallery is showing two small bronze sculptures by Deborah Butterfield and a painting on paper by Helen Frankenthaler, as well as work by Humaira Abid, Chris Engman, and Sherry Markovitz.
Half Gallery hosts a group presentation including artists Hiejin Yoo, Umar Rashid, and Young Lim Lee.
HESSE FLATOW is bringing work by Quentin James McCaffrey and Amanda Baldwin. McCaffrey uses single-point perspective, layers of oil paint on panel or canvas, and treatment of light to render domestic interior spaces. Baldwin's paintings seek a geometric order and reason: raindrops are spheres, mountains are triangles, melon seeds are perfect teardrop voids.
Jackson Fine Art presents Todd Murphy’s large-scale photographs. Primarily known for his paintings and sculptures, Murphy’s work can be described as having “underlying artistic themes of metamorphosis, illusion, and life-in-the moment.” Through constantly reinventing the mediums that he employed, Murphy did not conform strictly to one medium. However, Murphy often used photography as the foundation of his work throughout his career seen in his paintings and as studies for his sculptural work.
Miles McEnery Gallery hosts a solo presentation of work by April Gornik, whose masterfully rendered paintings depict radiant and atmospheric scenes of the land, water, and sky. Working in oil paint, Gornik captures the subtle nature of light with its capacity to simultaneously illuminate and obscure.
Mindy Solomon Gallery is showcasing the works of artists Caroline Larson and Linda Lopez, with a focus on color and texture. Each artist will exhibit two- and three-dimensional pieces informed by surface. Caroline Larsen has created a series of still life images with bold patterned backgrounds surrounding psychedelic floral arrangements painted with oil paint through a piping tool. Linda Lopez has developed a body of work of varying sizes and shapes that embodies her signature “furry” style—a color-laden garden of porcelain delights.
Monica King Projects presents the exhibition Nightfall | Daybreak, focusing on artists who make use of brilliant surfaces, materiality, subtle or overt reflection, and powerful contrasts of light and shadow to explore deeper spiritual states and realities. Works include Chris Watts’ luminously layered mixed media paintings on silk stretched on found wood, Prema Murthy’s ethereal acrylic on canvas paintings; Oswaldo Ruiz’s photographs of dramatically lit, abandoned houses in Anahuac, north of Mexico; and Michael Wolf’s deeply rooted and impactful sculptures which investigate the house as a metaphor for the human experience.
Nancy Hoffman Gallery presents the exhibition WILDflowers featuring paintings, drawings, watercolors, photographs, and sculptures around the theme of the wildflower, from the dandelion blowing in the breeze in a Za Zhong (multi-layer resin and paint) by Hung Liu to a terra cotta lip shaped blossom on a curling branch by Judy Fox, to a bee about to land on a wild bloom in a watercolor by Joseph Raffael. All the works have the spirit of nature with a touch of the wild.
Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art is exhibiting a multifaceted group of works that highlight the gallery’s enduring focus on the medium of painting. With works from the present day, the exhibition brings together artists whose distinctive practices have shaped, reimagined, and propelled the possibilities of paint.
Nino Mier Gallery presents a selection of works by artists André Butzer, Thomas Wachholz, and Mindy Shapero, as well as exciting new positions for the gallery including Pieter Jennes and Andrew Dadson.
OCHI presents works by Adam Beris, Devin Farrand, Hannah Knight Leighton, Sarah Zapata, and Brian Wills.
Perrotin is exhibiting new works by Gabriel Rico as well as rare works by Jean-Michel Othoniel and Johan Creten. Gabriel Rico presents a new work from his Reducción objetiva orquestada series. An iconic glass sculpture by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel from the artist’s infinite knots’ series will be on view; along with Johan Creten’s Observation point series, which acts both as artwork and functional object; and a selection of works by Gabriel de la Mora, Bernard Frize, Hans Hartung, Thilo Heinzmann, Julio le Parc, and Paola Pivi.
projects+gallery by Barrett Barrera Projects presents Hassan Hajjaj, Marilyn Minter, and others. With his multimedia portraits, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj thrives in a space between cultures, traditions, mediums, and artistic movements. The subjects of his photography range from underground musicians to friends and strangers he encounters on the street. Painter and photographer Marilyn Minter’s work explores themes of sex, glamour, imperfection, and femininity. Her visceral, provocative images of fragmented bodies interrogate the relationship between the body, cultural anxieties about sexuality and desire, and the fashion industry.
Sélavy by Di Donna presents masterpieces of the twentieth century, including paintings by Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell, among others, styled with works of modern and mid-century design in an interior setting.
STONELEAF RETREAT is showing a large-scale fiber work by Liz Collins, and a digital pigment print by Keisha Scarville who are both alumni residents of STONELEAF.
TOTAH is bringing the work of painter Alex Sewell (b. 1989) and master draughtsman Saul Steinberg (b. 1914 – d. 1999).
Voltz Clarke Gallery presents Natasha Law’s paintings and drawings which capture the allure of the female body through color, tone, and contrast; and Khalilah Birdsong’s abstract and layered paintings which reference nature while combining physicality with a precision and finely calibrated balance.
William Shearburn Gallery juxtaposes secondary market works by Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Robert Motherwell, Deborah Butterfield, Louise Bourgeois, John Currin, Carl Andre, Lisa Yuskavage, Francesca Woodman, and Donald Judd with a daily selection of primary artists which will include Bernar Venet, Donald Baechler, Andy Millner, Cayce Zavaglia, and Mel Bochner.
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2021 Show Dates
VIP Preview Brunch | Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Public Opening Reception | Sunday, August 1, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
General Admission | August 1 - 5, 2021, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Aspen Ice Garden | 233 West Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Health and Safety
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About Intersect Art and Design
Intersect Art and Design comprises three art fairs: Intersect Aspen, Intersect Chicago, and Intersect Palm Springs. Intersect Art and Design’s core values include working with integrity, decency, credibility, and transparency. Through art, and the diverse voices of exhibitors and their artists, Intersect encourages discussions that promote social awareness and foster positive change.
Intersect is a partnership of brothers Tim and Dirk von Gal, who are event industry veterans with more than 50 years of combined experience creating successful trade shows and conferences for business, consumer, and art industry sectors. The three fairs had been under the umbrella of Tim von Gal’s former company Urban Expositions (founded in 1995), which was acquired by Clarion in 2015. The von Gal brothers’ launch of Intersect in April 2020 brings the fairs back under their management once again. Intersect is part of vGMgt LLC, which is a team of dedicated professionals focused on customer service, integrity, and the experiential value of Intersect Art and Design.
Managing Director Becca Hoffman, who joined Intersect Art and Design in April 2020, was the Director of the Outsider Art Fair from 2013 – 2020, and was formerly the director of Peter Findlay Gallery, and Andrew Edlin Gallery. Hoffman received her B.A. in Fine Art Photography from Dartmouth where she helped start the first student art gallery and worked at the Hood Museum of Art. From there, Hoffman achieved her M.A. in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s in London.
Intersect Aspen is an annual art and culture event in the heart of one of the nation’s most prestigious collector communities. Formerly known as Art Aspen, it has been running since 2010.
Intersect Chicago is the largest of the three fairs, taking place annually at Chicago's Navy Pier, and focusing on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art, fiber arts, and design. Formerly known as SOFA, it has been running since 1993.
Intersect Palm Springs has traditionally occurred in conjunction with Modernism Week at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and presents post-war and contemporary art. Formerly known as Art Palm Springs, it has been running since 2012.
Aspen Daily News
Modern Luxury – ASPEN magazine
American Art Collector / American Fine Art Magazine
Anderson Ranch Art Center
The Art Base
Aspen Community Resort Association
The Center for African American Health (CAA Health)
Red Brick Center for the Arts
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