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On August 1, the much-anticipated third edition of Intersect Aspen, presented by Intersect Art and Design, opened at the Aspen Ice Garden, currently on view through August 4. A sweeping fine art and design fair in the heart of the iconic mountain city, this year’s iteration boasts 31 international galleries and a spirited lineup of cultural programming. Profoundly connected to both the local community and the global art industry, the multi-faceted event seeks to engage with seasoned art aficionados and new collectors alike, championing modern and contemporary visionaries who distill the ever-complex human experience into transcendent works of art and performance.
“Each year the energy and buzz about Aspen increases and our third edition does not disappoint,” explained Becca Hoffman, Managing Director of Intersect Art and Design. “This year’s fair boasts over 10 new galleries who promise to offer dynamic discoveries. In addition, we are so pleased to welcome back 20 returning contemporary and modern art exhibitors who have made early August in the mountains their go-to.”
Leading and cutting-edge galleries such as Perrotin, Sundaram Tagore, Half Gallery, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Rusha & Co., and Harper’s present dynamic and awe-inspiring works of art at the intersection of skill, inspiration, and innovation. Artist Fiona Rae of Miles McEnery Gallery offers a playful, abstract interpretation of our deepest emotions with Last night I had the strangest dream (2022). Pastel hues and deft brushwork reveal the shapes, signs, and symbols that permeate our unconscious with pure, childlike wonder.
Whitney Sharpe’s Ceremony Group—stoneware and hand dipped beeswax candles in delicate natural shades—are sculptural, grounded, and spiritual, stirring much-needed compassion and embracement for all living things. Christo’s The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine) (2018), a mesmerizing collage of pencil, paint, and photograph, is juxtaposed with oil paintings like Nikki Maloof’s In the Yellow Room (2022), revealing the true shimmer of humanity in poignant depictions of nostalgia, sensitivity, fortitude, and awakening.
In addition to striking gallery exhibitions, a powerful program of activities, conversations, and film screenings is open to the public. “We look forward to our robust calendar of events surrounding the Fair that continues to blossom yearly with partnerships and events in conjunction with the local cultural non-profits such as Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Red Brick Art Center for the Arts and Aspen Film, to name a few,” said CEO of Intersect Art and Design Tim von Gal. “Some great new discoveries are in store for August — both at the Fair and around town! We look forward to providing our visiting collectors with a true window into the region.”
The singular Collectors at Home Series welcomes Intersect VIPs into the vibrant homes of esteemed collectors. Midsummer Celebration partners with the Red Brick Center for the Arts and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association for a festive showcase of dance, music, and food to delight all ages. The Artist Profile Archive unites with Aspen Film to debut “The Use of Photography and Representations of the Self,” screening captivating documentaries on contemporary artists Letha Wilson and Sheree Hovsepian, as well as a not-to-be-missed dialogue with the creatives themselves, moderated by founder of the Archive Sophie Chahinian. The journey continues at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, where select Intersect VIPs may meet the celebrated Visiting Artists of the storied five-acre visual arts mecca.
The Fair encourages visiting IntersectAspen.com to book tickets and stay updated on all programming and events.