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  Color as Structure
 June 20 - August 2, 2014
 

Color as Structure examines the ways artists use deliberate color choices to create sculptural or architectonic space in their work, as well as exploring aspects of weight, movement, rhythm, light and optical vibration. Some artists employ systems to determine color choice, as in Paul Corio’s use of winning thoroughbreds from New York racetracks to determine the position of the colors within each pinwheel in his painting, or Richard Garrison’s dissection and restructuring of color schemes from newspaper circulars. Optical investigations through color selection are found in linear and patterned works by Rob de Oude and Mel Bernstine. Structured space and movement through color is found in complex linear paintings by Jason Karolak and translucent, layered drawings in acrylic polymers by Maureen McQuillan. Drawing from her Roman childhood, Holly Miller references Italian design in her color choices in paintings of monochrome, irregular geometric shapes with edges articulated in thread, set against white fields. Alain Biltereyst’s simple geometric motifs and colors draw from graphic design, signage and logos found in the commercial and industrial environment.
 
Painting/sculpture hybrids range from Martha Clippinger’s playful and eccentrically-shaped painted works to Richard Roths’s illusionistic, geometric patterns playing across the surfaces of rectangular boxes. In Cordy Ryman’s dimensional work, diagonally-arranged white wood planks with sides painted in tonal variants of green and blue give off glowing haloes and create colorful rhythms. Deborah Zlotsky uses color to create dimensional space and weight in her painted arrangements of irregular geometric forms, while Kate Shepherd references the monumentality of sculptural space through the simplest means in her elegant arrangements of cut paper in contrasting colors. Elise Ferguson employs layers of pigmented plaster with patterned color to investigate interior space, while Don Voisine alternates rectangular zones of matte and glossy blacks to create spatial illusion, depth and movement. Richard Caldicott’s photograms explore sculptural geometries and rhythmic patterns by mounting single-color cut paper negatives side-by-side with their unique black-and-white prints.
 
 
Mel Bernstine
Feminina, 2013
Acrylic on linen
17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches

Mel Bernstine
Longing, 2013
Acrylic on linen
17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches

Alain Biltereyst
2/0/12, 2012
Acrylic on wood panel
10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
 
Richard Caldicott
B/W photogram and paper negative (6), 2011
Photogram and paper negative
7 x 10 inches

Richard Caldicott
B/W photogram and paper negative (16), 2011
Photogram and paper negative
7 x 10 inches

Richard Caldicott
B/W photogram and paper negative (32), 2011
Photogram and paper negative
7 x 10 inches
 
Martha Clippinger
Converge, 2012
Acrylic and oil on wood
17 x 10 1/2 x 2 inches

Martha Clippinger
Green Shadow, 2013
Acrylic on wood
10 1/2 x 8 x 7 inches

Martha Clippinger
Plumb Line, 2013
Acrylic on wood with fabric
20 1/2 x 14 x 2 inches
 
Paul Corio
Megalicious, 2011
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 inches

Paul Corio
Funny Money, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 28 inches

Elise Ferguson
NW, bold, 2014
Pigmented plaster on mdf
24 x 24 inches
 
Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme: Walmart, October 10 - 16, 2010, Page 1, Everyday Low Prices on Your Holiday Favorites., 2010
Watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper
11 x 11 inches

Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme: Target, January 23 - 29, 2011, Page 1, Big Brands. Small Prices., 2011
Watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper
11 x 11 inches

Jason Karolak
Untitled (P-1403), 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
16 x 13 inches
 
Jason Karolak
Untitled (P-1406), 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
15 x 13 inches

Jason Karolak
Untitled (P-1405), 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
15 x 13 inches

Jason Karolak
Untitled (P-1402), 2014
Oil on canvas over panel
16 x 13 inches
 
Maureen McQuillan
Untitled (DS/U6X), 2014
Ink and acrylic polymer on museum board
12 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches

Maureen McQuillan
Untitled (DS/N7X), 2014
Ink and acrylic polymer on museum board
12 x 11 1/4 inches

Maureen McQuillan
Untitled (DR6/5), 2014
Ink and acrylic polymer on museum board
12 x 11 1/2 inches
 
Holly Miller
Bend #7, 2014
Acrylic and thread on canvas
12 x 12 inches

Holly Miller
Bend #10, 2014
Acrylic and thread on canvas
36 x 36 inches

Rob de Oude
Cloud Computing /4, 2014
Oil on canvas
32 x 32 inches
 
Rob de Oude
Cloud Computing /3, 2014
Oil on panel
12 x 12 inches

Richard Roth
Slap Happy, 2014
Acrylic on birch plywood
12 x 8 x 4 inches

Richard Roth
Still Pairing, 2013
Acrylic on birch plywood
12 x 8 x 4 inches
 
Richard Roth
Still Under The Influence, 2014
Acrylic on birch plywood
12 x 8 x 4 inches

Cordy Ryman
MOD 45 Green/BlueTest (a), 2014
Acrylic on wood
48 x 96 x 4 1/4 inches

Cordy Ryman
Back of the Beam, 2014
Encaustic on wood
11 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches
 
Kate Shepherd
Loud Mouth, 2011
Laser-cut plywood, stained
7 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches each panel

Kate Shepherd
Standing Thin Bar Split on Pink and Green, 1998
Graphite transfer over screen print on paper
8 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

Kate Shepherd
Chunk Logo, KS12D15, 2011
Laser-cut screen prints, taped
7 x 19 inches
 
Don Voisine
Time Piece, 2014
Oil on wood panel
30 x 24 inches

Don Voisine
Aeriel, 2007
Oil on wood panel
14 x 14 inches

Deborah Zlotsky
Indoor Voice, 2013
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches
 
Deborah Zlotsky
Starting Now, 2013
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches
 
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