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New York painter next to speak at ranch

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Snowmass Sun

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New York painter Angel Otero will present a lecture on his work at Anderson Ranch on July 11.

Otero explores what he calls “the physicality of paint” by transforming liquid material into thick, colorful layers, or “oil skins,” which are poured into glass, peeled off in sheets and then grafted into canvas or sculpture, according to a statement. His work is wrinkled, creating illusions of fabric and depth.

Otero’s lecture is part of the ranch’s featured artist lecture series. The presentation is at 12:30 p.m. on July 11 in Schermer Meeting Hall on the ranch campus.

Born in Puerto Rico, Otero was showing his work in galleries while still studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. Influenced by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and Jackson Pollock, Otero strives to maintain a discourse between classical and contemporary painting. His latest works, inspired by the 17th-century French painter Nicolas Poussin, were recently on view at the Savannah College of Art Design Museum of Art.

The featured artist lecture series is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. To reserve seats, email info@anderson ranch.org or call 970-923-3181.

The series continues July 18 with Hernan Bas and July 19 with Bill Viola.


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