Opening reception: Friday, 18 March, 6-8 pm
The Baldwin Gallery is proud to announce its fifth show with internationally acclaimed painter Alexis Rockman. Rockman is widely known for his depictions of the natural world in an intricate and fantastical painting style. His works commonly address the theme of nature versus man by highlighting man’s toxic affect on his natural surroundings, and portraying climate change and global warming with elements of parody and irony. His paintings, mainly oil on canvas and wood, portray animals, plants, landscapes, and underwater scenes which are saturated with deep, rich colors. The son of an archeologist, Rockman transforms scientific subjects into interesting and emotionally relevant images; he is involved in conservation efforts addressing global climate change and clean water issues.
Alexis Rockman, a New York based artist and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, shows extensively both in America and in Europe. He is committed to conservation efforts addressing global climate change and clean water issues. He recently had a solo show at The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University entitled “The Weight of Air”. Alexis Rockman currently has his mid-career retrospective on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The Baldwin Gallery is also pleased to present its second show with New York artist Billy Sullivan. “Now & Then” is a series of pastels on paper and photographs. Known for his skilled portraiture, Sullivan has captured the unique personalities of numerous individuals in pastels and photographs, which are colorful and whimsical. Born in 1946, the artist studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was included in Art Forum’s “Top Ten of the Nineties” survey, published in 1999. Sullivan views his work as a diary, describing the glamorous world of interesting people and beautiful places that surround him. He transcends traditional portraiture with psychologically ambiguous and idealized representations. His still life pictures capture the inherent beauty of everyday objects, while the portraits offer an intimate glimpse into the lives of his subjects. Sullivan was also included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on March 18th from 6-8 pm.
Since 1994, the Baldwin Gallery has been presenting new work by established and emerging artists. It has earned an international reputation as an important venue for contemporary art, with a particular focus on American artists.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from Noon to 5 pm. The Baldwin Gallery is located at 209 South Galena Street in Aspen, Colorado.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.