JULY 1 - AUGUST 12, 2023
Carpenters Workshop Gallery and Calodney Art Advisory proudly present In Repetition, There is Difference. This exhibition marks the 3rd anniversary of Carpenters Workshop Gallery's return to Aspen for a summer exhibition bringing together collectible design and contemporary art in a thought-provoking dialogue.
The exhibition will be on view from July 1 to August 12 at 601 East Hyman Avenue, providing a unique opportunity to engage with these exceptional artworks and immerse oneself in the world of repetition and its transformative power.
The exhibition showcases an extraordinary lineup of artists, including Donald Judd, Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince, Adam Pendleton, Jen Guidi, and Judy Chicago, alongside visionary creations by Carpenters Workshop Gallery's Atelier Van Lieshout, Ingrid Donat, Vincenzo De Cotiis, Wonmin Park, Maarten Baas Aki+Arnoud Coreen, Rick Owens, Eric Schmitt, and Johanna Grawunder. Inspired by the profound musings of Samuel Beckett, this exhibition invites viewers to delve into the subtle nuances of repetition in form and practice.
Throughout the past century, Samuel Beckett has served as a continual reference point for many contemporary artists. Like Beckett, these artists remain dogmatically loyal to their truths and convictions. Ingrid Donat, for instance, showcases unwavering dedication to her motifs, employing repetition in patinas and forms, reinterpreting them with nuanced variations. Her mastery lies in the meticulous repetition, finding the difference within.
Johanna Grawunder, a mentee of Ettore Sottsass and a native of California influenced by the Memphis and Light & Space movements, fuses architectural forms with structured dynamics. Her work, in conjunction with artists like Donald Judd, Ingrid Donat, and Adam Pendleton, explores the relationship between repetition and difference.
Similarly, Vincenzo De Cotiis demonstrates his mastery of materials. Consistently reinterpreting the same materials, De Cotiis infuses each series with a new interpretation while staying true to the essence of art-making. By embracing repetition, De Cotiis discovers the intrinsic differences that arise.
Donald Judd, known for his use of repetition in stacked forms, explores the interplay of color, scale, and the interaction with the human body. Judy Chicago's work on fertility figures and Richard Prince's examination of the ubiquity of imagery, particularly through his nurse series, further highlights the theme of repetition and its nuanced differences.
Yayoi Kusama's work, characterized by her signature polka dots and immersive installations, delves into the realm of repetition on a grand scale. Through her meticulous and obsessive repetition of dots, she explores themes of infinity, eternity, and the dissolution of the self. Kusama's work exemplifies a profound dedication to her motifs, mirroring the unwavering commitment. Her art invites viewers to immerse themselves in a world of endless repetition, where the subtle nuances and variations within her repetitive patterns become a source of contemplation and introspection.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery is a leading gallery that produces and exhibits work by established artists, designers, and architects who push the boundaries of traditional expression. Guided by emotion, artistic and historical relevance, the gallery is respected worldwide for its ability to blur the boundaries between art and design. With galleries in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities, Carpenters Workshop Gallery represents internationally celebrated artists while nurturing and supporting the next generation of talent. For more information, please visit: carpentersworkshopgallery.com.
Calodney Art Advisory, founded by Sarah Calodney, is a premium art advisory firm with offices in New York, Dallas and Aspen. Sarah is adept at bridging the art world establishment and avant-garde tastemakers, thereby being a conduit to exceptional new artists entering the limelight. She is also uniquely positioned to surface high-demand pieces on the secondary market and discretely place them in private collections. In addition to serving clients across the globe, including eminent collectors, entertainers, and financiers, Sarah has placed works in museum collections for The MET, Guggenheim, Whitney, and LACMA.