Curator James Ellsberry says “Color is not only a quantifiable measurement of light; it is also something we feel and react to subjectively. Viewed differently by every person, it evokes raw emotion, and has cultural significance as well as practical application in all societies. In post WWII America, the boundaries of color broadened, from New York to the West Coast. Abstract Expressionism, the Bay Area Figurative Movement, and California Hard Edge Painting all saw color used in expressive ways. Color Vision pays homage to these movements.
It features contemporary artists who use theory and personal sensibilities to express, celebrate, and help us better understand the language of color.” The artists included in the show are Caesar Alzate, Jr., Adela Andea, Brittney Diamond, Tom Dowling, Julie Easton, Connie DK Lane, William Lane, David Michael Lee, Joe Lloyd, Cynthia Lujan, Victoria MacMillan, Bret Price, Adam Sabolick, Christina Shurts, Katie Stubblefield, Maggie Tenneson, Marie Thibeault, Andrea Welton, HK Zamani, and Victor Hugo Zayas.
Curated by Constance Mallinson. Five Los Angeles -based female painters: Merion Estes, Yvette Gellis , Virginia Katz, Constance Mallinson, and Marie Thibeault upend traditional ideas of the sublime- a theme historically used by male painters to represent the domination of man’s reason over nature and “the other”- with new feminist and environmentalist perspectives.
Their large-scale paintings encourage viewers to consider the environment and humanity’s impact on it, as well as the confining categorizations that have limited and defined genders, races, and class structures throughout history.
We are opening the art season 2017 with a solo show by the internationally established artist Marie Thibeault from Los Angeles / USA, who will be showing her works in Germany for the first time. Her work captivates with vibrant color worlds that impressively highlight light, space and nature.