Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations)

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Plug has its finger on the pulse of current art practices! Here is a feature on Gallery 400 whose current exhibition has similar interests as Plug’s current Dramatic Chromatic:

Richard Mosse,"Taking Tiger Mountain," 2011, digital C-print, 74 x 92 in. Collection Nick Cave. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations) is co-curated by artists Pamela Fraser and John Neff for Gallery 400.

“Exploring color as both a formal and a social force, Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations) arrays artworks around the gallery according to a loosely organized color spectrum. Envisioned by the artist-curators as an environment—a landscape—the project is created not only from works using spectral color, but also from instances of achromatic, invisible (infared, thermal, supernatural), and variable (metallic, iridescent) color in art. Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations) reveals and embodies how artists navigate the complex interactions between colors, histories, references, and sensations.”

Judy Ledgerwood

I love the way Judy Ledgerwood’s work bends architecture and corners via pigments.


Zachary Buchner, "Untitled (Pink Yellow)," 2010, plaster, enamel, burlap, and plywood, 72 x 48 in.



Anne Collier. Aura (John Baldessari), 2003Dye-diffusion transfer (Polaroid) print, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.


Adam Grossi. Call and Response, 2011Acrylic on wood panel, 48 x 48 in.

Color: Remixed and Expanded  at Gallery 400

Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations) is on view April 27-June 9, 2012.

The excellent Exhibition Essay.

If you are in Chicago, be sure to check out the Color Film Series that accompanies the exhibition. The lineup includes: Stan Brakhage, The Dante Quartet, 1987. James Bidgood, Pink Narcissus, 1971. Peggy Ahwesh, The Color of Love, 1994. John Kramer, Carrie Yellow, 1998. Paul Dickinson, Infrared Nail Pull, 1998. Nova Paul, Pink and White Terraces, 2006. Cheryl Donegan, Flushing, 2004.

Tyree Callahan Chromatic Typewriter, 2012 Modified 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, pigment, resin, and oil on paper, 12 x 14 x 21 in.


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