The movement of light and color is the subject of Edith Carlson's paintings. Her canvases almost breathe, their geometric forms imbued with a radiance that seems to emanate from the multiple paint layers infused with nearly imperceptible gradations of color. Color and light advance and recede, shift as one walks past or observes from a distance, gain fresh perspective as effects first unseen are newly discerned. Even at night, and with the passing of the seasons, the paintings assume a particular kind of color and glow that is often dramatically different from that of the day. in these nuances of movement are found the magic of Edith Carlson's work. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.
Color conveys meaning. Blue is the color of things infinite--of the ocean and the sky. Without shape or line, unattached to any object, the color blue can make us feel space, freedom, distance, openness and continuity--abstractions rooted in thousands of years of equating the limitless with blue. To see color, we need history, science, myth, religion, literature, psychology and a great many other disciplines, for the meaning of color is deeply ingrained in the evolution of our collective experience and traditions. The exhibition explores the symbolic, emotional and purely formal nature of all colors by focusing on one color, alone: blue. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.