Elisabeth Condon: Intersect Aspen

Elisabeth Condon

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aspen, CO

Emerson Dorsch is pleased to announce its participation in the 2021 edition of Intersect Aspen with new work by Elisabeth Condon.

A mid-career painter, Elisabeth Condon makes paintings that nearly always begin with poured paint and grow to reflect the legacy of abstract expressionists, 5th century Chinese landscapes, North American interior décor patterns, and her personal history in landscapes and décor. Her recent paintings grow from her latest obsession with the lattice pattern that permeated wallpapers and textiles in her mother’s house. Her numerous paintings against the lattice foil play out a reckoning with the legacy of American middle class taste on her own artistic maturation. The fight can turn awkward and sometimes ugly, as she grapples with the restrictions of that very particular grid. In the newest paintings, the lattice motif has grown organic, like a vine or a fungal net that is arising from decay to live again. After a year of being homebound, the notion that the patterns on the walls would come alive to smother the house’s inhabitants does not seem far-fetched.

Intersect Art and Design announces a pop-up edition of Intersect Aspen, an art and design fair taking place in person at the Aspen Ice Garden from August 1-5, 2021. The show will open with a VIP Preview Brunch on Sunday, August 1 from 10am to 11am, followed by a Public Opening Reception from 11am to 12pm, and will be open to the public daily from 11am to 5pm. The fair will also be presented online at Artsy.net from August 1-19, 2021. Becca Hoffman, Managing Director of Intersect Art and Design says, “We are so pleased to be returning to Aspen this summer for what promises to be a dynamic and exciting time in the mountains. As our first in-person event since the pandemic, the curated selection of galleries highlights a thoughtful mix of established and younger galleries from around the country showcasing art, design, and photography.”

Tim von Gal, CEO of Intersect Art and Design adds, “As in-person events return, there is a palpable momentum and excitement to be in Aspen this summer, which is a sentiment that is shared by the local community, and so many galleries and collectors who are coming from out of town. This pop-up edition of Intersect Aspen will be a vibrant destination for people who can’t wait to get back to seeing art, and each other, in person.”

Paul Laster, Curatorial Advisor for Intersect Art and Design, comments, “An invitation-only, intimate art and design fair, Intersect Aspen has been selectively curated to stimulate an already art-savvy audience in Aspen. Presenting a lively array of works newly made by artists in isolation and historical pieces from the postwar era, Intersect Aspen’s exhibitors are excited to engage the public, share their passions, and find new followers for the artists and designers they truly admire.”

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