Chroma Journeys: Contemporary Color and Placemaking exhibit - 2021 President’s Fine Arts Series
Chroma Journeys: Contemporary Color and Placemaking will run through July 31st in the Dean's Gallery (Cheever 217). There will be a virtual studio visit with Polly Apfelbaum on Thursday, April 15th at 1:30 pm via Zoom.
The Dean's Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and is located on the second floor of Cheever Hall in the College of Arts & Architecture Office of the Dean (Cheever 217).
The President's Fine Arts Series is brought to you by the Montana State University Office of the President and the College of Arts & Architecture.
"The formal elements of artistic representation (including line, color, composition, and form) often signpost what Nicolas Bourriaud might call the “altermodern journey.” Contemporary artists and viewers alike use these fundamental elements as the basis for intellectual, spatial, and aesthetic wanderings—where preconceived meanings, familiar signs, and well-trodden pathways can be re-visited, re-claimed, or re-infused with significance based on our experiences at this place, at this time."
"This exhibition hones in on color as a compelling instigator of myriad contemporary concerns: from Polly Apfelbaum’s use of color and large-format woodblock printmaking to cocoon the viewer to Edward Burtynsky’s meandering jumbles of wire and cable that speak to a planet threatened by looming environmental disasters and unmitigated human consumption; from Paula Scher’s use of color (and its absence) to map the influences of globalization and commercialism in different ways to Thiago Martins de Melo’s use of color as a force of truth that reconciles violent, colonizing pasts with more hopeful and inclusive futures. In each work, color serves as what Homi Bhabha would call the “join” between environment, abstraction, history, power, and potential."
Dr. Royce W. Smith
Dean, College of Arts & Architecture, Montana State University
Meeting ID: 952 7164 3834