For the fifth consecutive year, Casterline|Goodman Gallery is a proud sponsor of the Aspen Art Museum’s annual ArtCrush gala event.

 

On Thursday, August 3rd, from 6–8 PM, Casterline|Goodman Gallery will host PreviewCrush, providing refreshments and hors d'oeuvres; a sneak peak at works in the AAM’s auctions of contemporary art; and a unique opportunity to mingle with the prominent artists, art collectors, curators, gallery owners, and philanthropists from around the world here to celebrate the AAM.  

 

This year, events commence with WineCrush, a private party (hosted by AAM Board of Trustees co-President John Phelan and ArtCrush event Chair Amy Phelan) on August 2nd, followed by PreviewCrush on August 3rd, and then culminating with the main ArtCrush gala on August 4th.

Casterline|Goodman Gallery will simultaneously show an exhibition by Ed Ruscha, titled: Rooms with Words, from July 25 to September 25, 2017.  

 

By the 1960s Ed Ruscha was well known for his prints, collages, and paintings. Ruscha’s works can be described as stylized representations of American pop culture combined with words and phrases that play with the image and its linguistic meaning. Ruscha works with various different mediums such as graphite, gunpowder, and pastel, to create his word and slogan works. He applies the medium with his “drawing tools”, which consist of cotton puffs and Q-Tips.  These help him create his renowned smoky and illusive effect. By giving his phrases a “physical voice” he created a deadpan humor that is now synonymous with his work.