Chicago, Il - Elephant Room’s upcoming exhibition, “Achromatic Vibrancy”, is a group show of a variety of medium, form, texture, line, and only one color--white. This is an all white exhibition.
The hope of this exhibition is to inspire conversation on the aesthetic strength and complexity of the non-color elements of art. Like the heightened ability to hear and smell when a person is blind, do the remaining artistic elements grow stronger when one element is lost? An artist’s color choice often dictates an immediate reaction to a piece of art. In cases of mono or achromatic work, is the viewer compelled to examine the work for a longer period of time before an initial reaction is rendered?
We challenge the viewer to flex their visual analysis muscles with this collection of white works. We have challenged our artists to make work under creative limitation with the hypothesis that such a restriction will enhance visual innovation of form, texture, line and medium. Preeminent artists like Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle developed elements of minimalism’s intimate subtlety in the twentieth century. How will the next generation’s post-minimalist formal aesthetics steer tendencies and visual trends in contemporary art?
Join Elephant Room for an opening reception on March 6th from 5:30 to 8pm to examine the texture of manipulated plastic, the line of cut paper, and the form of painted burlap. Let’s broaden our creative capacity for fabricating and thinking about new art. Achromatic Vibrancy, curated by Kimberly L. Atwood and Emily Alesandrini, will exhibit from March 6th through March 28th at 704 S Wabash Ave. in the South Loop of Chicago.
Our cast of achromatic visualists includes:
Cydney M. Lewis
Lewis Graham Taylor (YAMS)
Images available upon request.