The Bruno David Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition, titled, Blue – White – Red, on view from November 30, 2012 to January 19, 2013. In the upcoming exhibition, the artists return to the very essence of the three colors and investigate how they interact with surrounding space. A wide range of media is explored, including painting, sculpture, and video. The limited palette provides a constant that amplifies the artists’ individual styles.
Throughout history, humans have placed varying significance on color. Colors evoke memories, dispel fears, stimulate the appetite, suggest worth. They scream for attention, converse amiably, whisper between cupped palms pressed against an ear. Across cultures, times, and specific situations, the meaning and purpose of color is constantly changing.
Blue, white, and red—in America, this trio is inescapably political. Yet, when broken apart, each color has individual connotations steeped in years of use. Blue – White – Red attempts to step away from these groupings entirely. The artists worked separately; it is not the exhibition’s aim to have unifying undertones, political or otherwise. Instead, viewers are encouraged to look at the artworks afresh and investigate how the altered surfaces reflect, absorb, and distribute light. A catalogue, BLUE – WHITE – RED, with a new text by Nicole Yen will be published on the occasion of the exhibition.