“Bauhaus Seen” at the R2 Gallery

Now through July 5

Carbondale Arts presents “Bauhaus Seen”, a group exhibition featuring Bauhaus-inspired furniture makers from across the country curated by Brad Reed Nelson as well as Bauhaus-influenced painters Richard Carter and Dave Durrance.

This year, the Bauhaus school celebrates its 100th year. When renowned Aspenites Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke invited the famed Bauhaus designer Herbert Bayer to Aspen in the 1940s, they planted the seeds of the mountain modernism that now flourishes in both the Roaring Fork area and throughout the West.

“Bauhaus Seen” commemorates Bauhaus furniture-makers, curated by Brad Reed Nelson of Board By Design, and features ten legendary American furniture makers and designers including Russell Baldon (CA), Vivian Beer (NH), Andy Buck (NY), Tom Loeser (WI), Wendy Maruyama (CA), Brad Reed Nelson (CO), Christopher Poehlmann (PA), Sylvie Rosenthal (WI), Jason Schneider (MI), Brent Skidmore (NC), and Mark Tan (CO).

The exhibition also brings together two Roaring Fork Valley painters who have been directly influenced by Herbert Bayer of the Bauhaus movement: Richard Carter and Dave Durrance.

The connection between the cultural climate of the Bauhaus era and that of today remains uncanny.  Exhibitions like “Bauhaus Seen” and the others in the Roaring Fork area commemorating the Bauhaus connection this summer will showcase this uniquely American modernist history and show how vastly important education in art, design and culture continues to be.

“Bauhaus Seen” is generously supported by Susan Beckerman, Bunny and Charles Burson, Isa Catto Shaw, Larry Cohen, Sara Ransford, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Jonathan Singer, and Ruth and John Ward.

For more information call (970) 963-1680. Learn more about the exhibition and artists at our website.