All new for Summer 2020 and installed through September of 2021, 17 sculptures by local, national and internationally-acclaimed artists are installed outdoors around the Ranch campus. A selection of the works are for sale, with proceeds shared between Anderson Ranch and the artists. Read about the participating artists below and tour the campus; we’re open from Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM and currently closed on Saturday and Sunday. Our five-acre campus allows enough room to practice social distancing while viewing each sculpture.
1. Ghada Amer Love Grave, 2020 | earthworks, $150,000
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen
Love Grave was originally commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana in 2003. The letters of the word “LOVE” are dug six feet into the ground, revealing the dichotomy inherent in spelling the word “love” by means of a symbol of death.
2. James Surls Three Worlds, Seven Rings, 2015 | stainless steel, $600,000
“Three Worlds, Seven Rings / a ring or many / center / concentric / rippling into the Universe Divide / Inside out and outside in / passing in equal time / Trajectory / arc and orbit / each a world their own / locked into gravitational placement / frozen in stillness of movement / caught below the nuclear level / below the Binding is the pull of all things / here and there / now and again / galaxy or shell – each spinning with equal reason / We are whole and Complete in our personal fragments / We are our own.”
3. Paula Crown Cloudy.topical 2, 2015 | polished aluminum, $28,000
Cloudy.topical 2 Crown’s practice investigates how landscape can exist in many forms and dimensions. Identifying elements of landscape in the smallest details of her work, CLOUDY reflects this ongoing exploration of time, space and geometries. These immersive sculptures mirror the surrounding space while retaining the organic forms and shapes from Crown’s original mark-making exercise.
4. Jaime Carrejo If once we ever were, 2019 | galvanized steel and chain link fencing, $13,800
Commissioned by Black Cube and the Denver Theater District
If once we ever were is a triumphal arch composed of chain-link fencing, erected to recognize immigrants and their contribution to our communities. Here the fencing acts as a metaphor for boundaries–the delineation of private and public space, the division of geographical borders and the separation of rights.
5. Sanford Biggers BAM (for Michael), 2016 | Not for Sale
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen
BAM (for Michael) is a short video clip that typically accompanies a larger, bronze sculpture. This video shows a wax-dipped, wooden, figurative sculpture being ballistically ‘re-sculpted’ at a shooting range. Each work of this series is titled after the name of an African American man, woman or child who has been the victim of recent police brutality. While the titles reference specific individuals killed at the hands of police, Biggers’ material processes yield memorials to victims of violence at large.
6. Bill Jamison Spirit of the Vanishing Species | bronze, Not for Sale
“Bill Jamison was a professional artist for more than 50 years, specializing in sculpture and painting. Over the years he had studios in Dallas, Aspen, Pietrasanta, Italy and California, where he produced works in stone and bronze as well as paintings in different media.”
Information provided by The Aspen Times December 13, 2007
7. Charmaine Locke Open Book, 2014 | bronze, $65,000
Open Book is an all-seeing all-knowing entity, speaking to a state of full awareness, of the state of the internal and the external, the particular and the universal, conditions of existence. Open Book suggests inclusivity, with open arms welcoming all to the table of knowledge, health and well-being, clarity and connection. With open arms, she welcomes all to the table of knowledge, health and well-being, clarity and connection.
8. Ajax Axe Down the Rabbit Hole, 2020 | steel, $14,500
Down the Rabbit Hole is part of a series of sculptures that play on one’s perception of how reality can deceive. We experience the seen world as absolute truth but often how we see things can be subjective and deceptive.
9. Mark Cesark 2020, 1994-2020 | fabricated steel and paint, $45,000
The fabricated steel column and eagle created for Cesark’s most recent sculpture, 2020, were modeled from two small found metal objects found in a scrapyard while the artist was living in Boston in 1994. The broken areas (that were modeled from the damaged found eagle maquette) reminded Cesark of the turbulence, unrest and rioting this country has been facing this year and in the recent past. Cesark writes, “Public monuments and sculptures have been damaged and vandalized by violent acts of protest. Feeling a lot of anxiety and unrest myself, I decided to ‘take it out on’ my own sculpture by graffiti painting it.”
10. K Rhynus Cesark Colloquy II, 2020 | porcelain, digital ceramic pigment, $4,500
Colloquy II addresses the act of engaging in conversation or dialogue to reach common ground. The installation implies and supports the condition of individuality. Each row of identical houses face opposing directions. The houses are mirror images of one another. Cesark’s metaphorical use of the mirror image explores the narrative of direct opposites. The last or bottom row hosts one cloud covered house orientated in the opposite direction. This imagery is intended to bring attention to their differences.
11. Nancy Lovendahl Reclamation Suite: Queen Vashti, 2017-2020 | pink Peruvian marble, steel, enamel, $8,000
Reclamation Suite: Queen Vashti is about reclaiming what has been lost, in this case a woman’s life, by no fault of her own. The artist represents biblical contexts for inspiration because they are teaching stories for a repeating history, reflecting our own contemporary human nature. The story of Queen Vashti is that she was married to a Persian King with absolute power in the 5th Century. He ended her life because she did not obey his demand.
12. Trey Hill Interlace, 2020 | ceramic, wood, underglaze, $9,200
Courtesy of the artist and Harvey Preston Gallery, Aspen
Interlace is a coil-built, ceramic, abstracted tree-form referencing the support forms found at the base of many Greek and Roman stone sculptures. This series is built as an exploration and celebration of the unnoticed or unseen support and connectivity that bands us together.
13. Richard Lapedes Time Flies, 2020 | brass plate and steel fittings, $4,000
Time Flies began with the idea of the metaphor, “time flies” and then the artist selected materials and methods to realize this idea visually. This piece was created using no welding or traditional fasteners and is built entirely of identical modular pieces. Time Flies became itself because the steel plates seem so animated as to be flying. And thanks to time’s passage, the constantly changing rust and green patterns give biological life to these wings.
14. David Kimball Anderson Bodh Gaya, 2016 | cast bronze, Not for Sale
Bodh Gaya is a large, bronze Buddha hand, expressing a state of compassion within the universal. Embracing the poetics of Buddhism from the vantage point of beauty within the natural order, this piece reflects the artist’s quiet, soulful reverence and deep mindfulness.
15. Brad Reed Nelson The Big Knuckle, 2019 | hot rolled steel, powder-coated and hemp rope, $14,700
The Big Knuckle sculpture is inspired by the artist’s quest to create the sacred geometry or platonic solid, of the knuckle’s joint. When removing the form and reducing it to the linear outline, the viewer is provided the opportunity to understand and investigate. It has symmetry and asymmetry, it is flat and also has volume, it morphs and casts shadows.
16. John Clement Love Exists, 2019 | 5” steel pipe, 1” steel plate, Tnemec paint, $85,000
Love Exists is a dynamic and dramatic union of form, line and negative space emphasizing the impression of implied movement. Clement’s work juxtaposes a variety of playing steel coils and arcs that, layered on top of one another, take on a life of their own.
17. Enrique Martínez Celaya The Savior, 2008 | bronze, Not for Sale
The Savior is a bronze sculpture from 2008, depicting a deer pulling his homeland with its mountain and lakes. The homeland is attached to the deer’s antlers suggesting that it is both a source of guidance and growth and also as an attachment to who we used to be.