The theme of this exhibition is in its title, Color; other than that it does not seek to justify its existence by complex arguments; the works on show are not there to illustrate a point and, as individual exhibits, they have nothing to prove. There has been no attempt to fashion a narrative (however compelling) that would in some way try to pin down the inherent ungraspability that defines color, over and above the many laws that pertain to it. The focus in this exhibition is on the phenomenal and irrational nature of color, allowing the artists to react with questions of their own or to be spurred on to rethink matters they have long been preoccupied with. A common thread in the participants' response is the sense that the difficulties arising from our dealings with color are very similar to those that art itself confronts us with. Color may thus serve to remind us that every exhibition is itself a picture - a detail from a greater, all-embracing reality. Color is also an idea - as Barthes said in connection with Twombly; but first it is a fact of life.
A group exhibition with works by Bill Beckley, Via Lewandowsky, Rebecca Llanos, and Peter Sedgley; organized by Andreas van Dühren.