By Murat Oztaskin | June 9, 2017 | Culture
One of New York's major art players comes west.
“I felt this show could really set the tone for the type of collaboration and inquisitive engagement I am seeking for Boesky West,” says Marianne Boesky of her new Aspen gallery, which debuts with “Frank Stella & Larry Bell,” the first time the seminal artists have exhibited together.
“Aspen’s extreme landscape, like great art, is transporting,” says gallerist Marianne Boesky, whose namesake New York gallery unveiled its first satellite location, Boesky West, in downtown Aspen this March. From June 13 through July 23, the two-floor, 3,000-square-foot space, designed by Selldorf Architects and built in collaboration with Aspen’s David Johnston Architects, presents an encore showing of its inaugural exhibition, “Frank Stella & Larry Bell,” the first time these eminent contemporary artists have ever been shown together.
“[Stella and Bell] have been kindred art spirits for more than 55 years,” says Boesky. “Their practices are distinct, yet both speak so vividly to ideas of how we interact with objects in space, with light, color, and form, and with what ultimately defines painting versus sculpture.” On July 26, the focus will switch to a solo show of photographer John Houck, who was featured in a 2015 Museum of Modern Art photography exhibition. During town’s downtime (Boesky West is only open to the public during peak winter, spring, and summer seasons), the gallery will host a residency program for curators, historians, and writers. Always working—like New York itself. 100 S. Spring St., 212-680-9889
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY PRIKRYL, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY