As the cooler fall days kick in, get inside these 6 Aspen Art Galleries for a day full of art and perspective.
Ewoud de Groot, Twilight Elk, 2021 Oil on Linen, 51 x 51 inches
ANN KOROLOGOS GALLERY
Ann Korologos Gallery in historic downtown Basalt is the premier source for contemporary Western Art in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. This season, explore nature’s abstractions by Michael Kessler and Allison Stewart, expressionist landscapes by Andy Taylor, and vibrant still lifes by Angus Wilson. Discover patterns of sacred geometry carved into handmade ceramics of local clay by Woody Creek artist, Michael Wisner. Connect with the mood of a moment through landscapes of Colorado and Utah captured in the large-scale paintings of Kate Starling, evocative pastels of Sabrina Stiles, moody Aspen groves and poetic still lifes by tonalist Deborah Paris, and the atmospheric, dreamscape paintings by Peter Campbell. Pause to witness the character and connection of mankind with wild animals through the work of Ewoud de Groot, Mike Weber, Paula Schuette Kraemer, and Sherrie York. Discover locally loved and nationally acclaimed painters, printmakers, sculptors and mixed-media artists such as Sarah Lamb, Dan Young, Joel Ostlind, Leon Loughridge, Terry Gardner, Dinah Worman, Simon Winegar, Donna Howell-Sickles, Tomas Lasansky, Janet Nelson, Michael Kessler and more. Of the selection and quality, art aficionados and collectors have been known to say, “the best gallery in Aspen… is in Basalt!” 211 Midland Ave., Basalt
David Frederick Riley, Curious Cub, Original, Oil on Canvas
ASPEN GROVE FINE ART
Aspen Grove Fine Art is one of Aspen’s most established art galleries, carrying a diverse collection of nationally and internationally known artists for over 35 years. While honoring its classical and western roots, Aspen Grove introduces exciting contemporary art to keep up with the trends of today. The staff offers friendly assistance to loyal clientele and new customers alike, whether collecting a special artwork or just browsing.
Aspen Grove is proud to represent David Frederick Riley, a western, wildlife and Native American portrait artist. His paintings balance expression and realism, showcasing the quintessential aspects of personality and likeness. Rileys awesome works of art are on exhibit at Aspen Grove all season, and you can meet the artist and admire his new paintings at his summer opening in late July. 525 E Cooper Ave., Aspen
David Yarrow, The Iron Horse, 2021, Archival Pigment Print 52 x 65 inches
CASTERLINE | GOODMAN GALLERY
Specializing in post-war and contemporary art, Casterline|Goodman Gallery and Art Advisory utilizes its strong presence in the global art community to acquire and place unique works in private, corporate, and museum collections internationally. The gallery continues to showcase unique paintings, sculptures and drawings by contemporary masters. Working in tandem with its advisory services, Casterline|Goodman Gallery represents a select group of primary artists that are shown in conjunction with established contemporary masters. 611 E. Cooper Ave. & 631 E. Durant Ave., Aspen
Christopher Martin at his Aspen Highlands studio. Photo by Tara Marolda
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN GALLERY
Christopher Martin Gallery exhibits Martin’s signature reverse glass paintings as well as complimentary sculptures and limited edition photographic prints by various artists. Martin draws his inspiration from the natural surroundings of his home in Aspen, creating organic motion and balance with each stroke. His paintings are unique due to the reversed process of working from the foreground to the background with a clear acrylic panel, inverse of a canvas. Using heat, wind, water, brush and pigment, Martin allows depth to continuously form with each layer that he paints.
Christopher Martin continues to explore his distinct artistic technique of reverse glass painting, also referred to as “verre eglomise.” His extensive process of building layer upon layer of paint on a panel of acrylic eventually reveals a work of art that is alive with diverse movement, color and depth.
Each piece uniquely reflects his ambition in continuously taking his painting process to the next level. “By engaging forms of interlaced ovals, linear movement, arcs, and fields of color, I seek to produce a unique visual expression in each painting. As a botanist crosses variant orchids to create a beautiful new strain, I fuse various applications, and form to evolve my paintings. In the end, I paint to create a strong aesthetically engaging presence that evokes a calm excitement of natural beauty,” says Martin.
The Aspen gallery features sculptures by Paul Bloch and Michael Sirvet, as well as limited edition photographic prints by Isabelle Van Zeijl, Steve Wrubel and Ysabel LeMay. 525 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen
Sarah Graham (Scottish, b. 1973) Dahlias Eveline, Karma Choc and Waltzing Matilda, 2021, Ink painting on handmade paper, 72 3/8 x 52 1/8 in.
Galerie Maximillian specializes in Modern and Contemporary works on paper by many of today’s most coveted artists. Here you will experience a world-class collection of museum quality original prints in an environment that is lively, welcoming and engaging. Established in 1997, the gallery is committed to helping clients build quality collections that they can enjoy and be proud of for generations. 602 E. Cooper Ave., Aspen
Synergy, Iceland 2021
GUADALUPE LAIZ GALLERY SPACE
Guadalupe Laiz is an international artist, photographer, author and explorer born and raised in Argentina. Driven by the belief that art and beauty transform how people think about conservation and nature, she focuses on environment and animals that are pure and gentle by their very nature. Guadalupe’s efforts are to communicate through fine art photography the importance of animal abuse awareness, environmental issues and the relevance of educating all generations to make conscious lifestyle decision to protect our planet.
Lates Exhibition: The gifted fine art photographer Guadalupe Laiz and her eponymous Aspen Gallery unveil Isolation, featuring work from her pandemic journey to Africa and the unexpected event in Iceland, covering the eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano.
Guadalupe Laiz has traveled the globe capturing Mother nature’s enduring beauty. Her new series, Isolation, is the result of traveling to Africa during the pandemic. “it’s all about being present, allowing things to happen without trying to change them or control them-it’s about acceptance and respect." 306 S. Mill St., Aspen
Photography by: Courtesy of the Artists and Galleries; Courtesy of Dannie Jing/Unsplash