Saturday, April 9, 2016

If Color Could Kill

Patrick Berran, Untitled, 2015, acrylic and toner on panel, 20 x 16 inches


New Painting From New York City
Curated by Jeff Frederick
April 4-29, 2016            

Paul Behnke
Trudy Benson
Patrick Berran
Robert Otto Epstein
Keltie Ferris
Brooke Moyse
Gary Petersen
Craig Taylor

Abstract painting is a color delivery device. But when does color become dangerous, even homicidal? If Color Could Kill imagines a world better than the one we live in: one where color is power. The works of these eight painters say Yes in a way that is louder than everyday life. Modern pigments free the painter from the boring colors of nature. This color is too strong to be safely observed by the naked eye, so intense it overwhelms and electrifies our fragile, vulnerable humanity.

Salena Gallery, LIU (Long Island University)
Corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues
Downtown Brooklyn, NY