Spencer Hansen brings ‘New Friends’ to Skye Gallery
Artist Spencer Hansen opened his third solo show at the Skye Gallery in Aspen on Saturday, Jan. 9.
It follows a sale of Hansen’s Blamo brand toys and apparel that have been on display in the gallery since December.
“New Friends” debuts new work the multi-disciplinary artist has made during the stay-home and social-distancing periods of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“I made friends by making ‘New Friends,’” Hansen says in a gallery announcement.
The works use a palette of repurposed materials, soft fur and hammered brass, ridged textures and delicate ceramics.
“The collection welcomes us into an unknown world inhabited by wobbly four-legged friends, hugging loving fluffernutters, faceted space monkeys, and other oddly familiar yet friendly foreign creatures,” the announcement reads.
The show is scheduled to run through Feb. 21.
The Aspen Choral Society (ACS) announced its 47th Annual Presentation of Handel’s “‘Messiah,” taking place on Friday, Dec. 8, at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Saturday, Dec. 9, at TACAW in Basalt, and Sunday, Dec. 10, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs.