ASPEN - Beginning with a free public reception on Oct. 18, the Aspen Art Museum presents the group exhibition Continental Drift. Co-organized by the museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Continental Drift brings together the work of seven Colorado-based artists who exploring the idea of place.
Ranging from specific studies of both historical sites and contemporary ruins to more abstract or conceptual examinations of space, the artists demonstrate a collective preoccupation with site and setting that range from the intimacy of the bedroom to the grandeur of the cosmos. While some seek to unearth a history specific to Colorado, others reflect interests in the ideas and objects that define sites and establish the contours of the places we all inhabit. The exhibition includes works in film and video, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing and photography that all reflect the singular idea of place in manifold ways.