presents an exhibition of new work that reflects the latest trends
in the Williamsburg Art Community
and the Manhattan Art Scene with
"WHO'S AFRAID OF RED, YELLOW, AND AlizarinCrimson''
As any discerning viewer of today's art world has discovered COLOR
IS BACK, in a big way. All over town, in artists studios, important
art galleries and major museums there are scores of exciting exhibitions
that underline the diversity, vitality, richness and expressive viability
of the language of color.
AFRAID OF RED, YELLOW, and ALIZARIN CRIMSON
reflects the diverse, nondecorative but expressive strategies that
today's artists have been utilizing to apply color in a wide variety
of methods and material. The psychological and emotional impact of
color is joined with the technology of the now in the works of photographer
Susan Daboll in her minimal prints The computer generated digital
abstractions of Bob Griffin. John Micoffs deeply layered alchemy of
pigment and oil, John Zeller's mapping of terrain with unnatural buzzing
color. The Miroesque painting of Larry Deyab. The paintings of Ronnie
Landfield reflect his longtime use of the psychology and emotion of
color as language. The exhibition reflects the diversity of interests
of today's artists who experiment with new uses of color.
since Barnet Newman titled a series of paintings "Who's Afraid of
Red, Yellow and Blue" in 1967, perhaps in eloquent defense of the
young Park Place Gallery artists whose use of primary colors brought
them under attack, color in painting has attracted misunderstanding,
controversy and for many years contempt. It used to be said the only
problem in painting is which color and where do I put it? And yet
as an expressive, viable, psychological and articulate resource for
artists - nothing has replaced color and nothing will. As humans who
think and feel - our attraction to works in the language of color
is real and as diverse and as indispensable as our attraction and
immersion to music.