Pablo Picasso: I want to know one thing. What is color?
Come see for yourself how artists from all around the country
have responded to the challenge “What is color?” – in large scale
installations, works on canvas, assemblage, photography, mixed
media, fabric art and sculpture. 100 pieces were selected out of
the 1740 submissions received, by esteemed juror, Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum Assistant Curator, Lauren Hinkson.
Says Hinkson of her experience jurying the show:
The submissions for Color span a wide range of media and
subject matter with some artists embracing a bold and vibrant
color palette while others took the title of the exhibition as a
point of departure to explore the notion of color conceptually.
Many of the paintings manifest strong links to historical styles
such as gestural abstraction or photorealist painting. The
installations and sculptures reflect an expressive use of materials
that sometimes reveal humorous or poetic underpinnings. The
final exhibition highlights the high quality displayed in all of the
submissions while representing the diversity of these
sophisticated and intelligent works.
Sarah Wilkins Escapist Fantasy 2014