29 November – 20 December, 2013
Baldwin Gallery is proud to announce its sixth show with internationally-acclaimed painter Alexis Rockman. Rockman is widely known for his exquisite and fantastical depictions of the natural world. His works commonly address the theme of nature versus man by highlighting man’s toxicity in the natural world. The scenes depicted often appear deceptively tranquil, but Rockman cataclysmic visions of climate change and extinction are truly terrifying: the subject matter warring with the exquisite surfaces and lush portrayals, the message further deepened with deft irony and humor. The son of an archeologist, Rockman transforms scientific subjects into interesting and emotionally resonant images; he has long been involved in conservation efforts addressing global climate change and clean water issues.
Alexis Rockman, a New York-based artist and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, shows extensively both in America and in Europe. In 2010, Alexis Rockman had a mid-career retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and his concept drawings for the art direction of the 2012 movie “Life of Pi” were shown at The Drawing Center in New York earlier this year.
The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on November 29th from 6–8 pm.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from Noon to 5 pm. The Baldwin Gallery is located at 209 South Galena Street in Aspen, Colorado.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.