Established in 2008, the Aspen Art Museum’s Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence program furthers the museum’s goal of engaging the larger community with contemporary art. Each Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist residency results in a new body of work produced by and exhibited at the AAM. The program was founded by AAM National Council members Jane and Marc Nathanson, whose generous gift underwrites all major aspects of the yearly programming, including exhibition-related expenses for each resident’s work post-tenure.
The Aspen Art Museum’s third Jane and Marc Nathanson Distinguished Artist in Residence is New York-based artist Marlo Pascual. The artist combines glamorous headshots of women from the 1940s and 50s with found objects and light sources to create brooding, psychologically charged work. Pascual’s elegant installations and theatrical lighting—varying from old lamps and candlelight to fluorescents and colored theater gels—animate the women in the photographs, enacting the dramatic potential frozen in the still frames of a bygone era. The hope and allure of Hollywood’s past is transmuted into melancholy, reflecting the unfulfilled dreams of countless anonymous actresses and models. This will be Marlo Pascual’s first one-person museum exhibition.
Marlo Pascual received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 2007.