Hexton Gallery – in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and the Christo and Jeanne-Claude Foundation – will be launching a year-long program focused on the two artists’ pioneering impact on environmental art, celebrating specifically the 50th anniversary of their 1972 Valley Curtain project in Rifle, Colorado.
“Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Ephemeral Nature” – this the title of the exhibition – will be their first major U.S. gallery exhibition and furthermore one of the largest gallery exhibitions in America of the last ten years. It will unveils many never-before-seen works from artists’ private collection, with original drawings, collages and wrapped objects from their private collection. The exhibition covers six of the most important environmental projects staged or proposed in the U.S.A..
Bob Chase, owner of Hexton Gallery, said: “Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s legacy in Colorado is incredibly meaningful to us as an Aspen gallery with deep roots in this community. Two major projects were conceived here, the Valley Curtain and Over The River, and Aspen sits almost directly between those two sites”.