Teresita Fernández in Conversation with Damian Woetzel at Lehmann Maupin Gallery

April 12, 2017  • Arts Program

On April 12, 2017, Aspen Institute Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel spoke with artist Teresita Fernández about her recent exhibition, Fire (America). The discussion was held at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery and followed by a reception hosted by Arts Circle member Agnes Gund.

Fernández’s work addresses history and the present through a redefinition of the “American Landscape.” Known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials, her experiential, large-scale works are often inspired by a rethinking of the meaning of place, as well as by diverse historical and cultural references. Fernández’s sculptures present spectacular illusions that evoke natural phenomena and engage audiences in immersive art experiences and conceptual way-finding.