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Ellen Hackl Fagan

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20140203233107-cobalt_7
Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue 7, 2014 Tempera, Polymer Medium 5" H X 4" W © 2014
20140203230918-mom_data
MoleculesofMusic_Data, 2014 Ink, Graphite, Enamel, Acrylic, Resist 36"h X 48"w X 2"d © 2014
20140203231517-aqua
MoleculesofMusic_Aqua, 2013 Ink on Rag 24" H X 14" W © 2013
20140203232752-cobalt_1
Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue 1, 2014 Tempera, Polymer Medium 4"h X 3"w © 2014
20140203231721-mom_
MoleculesofMusic, 2013 Ink, Acrylic, Tempera, Enamel 36"h X 48"w X 2"d © 2013
20140203230418-cobalt_15
Yellow Paint, 2014 Ink, Flow Improver 4.5"h X 4" W © 2014
20140203231940-mom_source
MoleculesofMusic_Source, 2013 Ink, Graphite, Enamel, Acrylic, Resist, Medium 24"h X 24"w X 2"d © 2013
20130409112543-moleculesofmusic_combine_2_2
MoleculesofMusic_Combine_2, 2013 Digital Collage 22"w X 24"h © 2013
20130423000529-moleculesofmusic_combine_9_subverted
MoleculesofMusic_Combine_9_subverted, 2013 Digital Collage © 2013
20130901150829-faganstudio1
MoleculesofMusic, 2013 Archival Ink, Digital Photograph Variable © 2013
20130901150937-faganstudio4
MoleculesofMusic, 2013 Archival Ink, Digital Photograph Variable © 2013
20130901150356-bridgeportwoman
Bridgeport Woman, 2013 Data Visualization Variable © 2013
20130901150232-bridgeportman
Bridgeport Man, 2013 Data Visualization Variable © 2013
20130422234943-moleculesofmusic_combine_2
MoleculesofMusic_Combine_2, 2013 Digital Collage © 2013
20130314112129-doremi_everybody
Doremi_Everybody, 2013 Archival Ink on Paper 36 X 48 X 2 Inches © 2013
20130407210242-moleculesofmusic_combine_1
MoleculesofMusic_Combine_1, 2013 Digital Collage Archival Ink Variable © 2013
20130314134556-doremifasolatido2013_
Doremifasolatido_, 2013 Collage © 2013
20130312151655-small3_1
MoleculesofMusic_Combine_3, 2013 Digital Collage Variable © 2013
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The ColorSoundGrammar Book, Volume 2, 2013 Ink, Gouache, Paper, Adhesives 18"h X 26"w Fully Opened © 2013
20130308001711-doremi_molecules_2
Doremi_Molecules, 2013 Digital Collage 22"h X 28"w © 2013
20130308001336-doremi_a
Doremi_A, 2012 Ink, Acrylic 8"h X 10"w © 2012
20130308001457-doremi_b
Doremi_B, 2012 Ink, Acrylic 8"h X 10"w © 2012
20130204121013-doremi_everybody
Doremi_Everybody, 2012 Gouache, Watercolor, Ink 4"h X 6"w © 2012
20130204121241-doremi_musicians
Doremi_Musicians, 2012 Ink, Watercolor, Gouache 6"h X 7"w X 1.5"d, Each Painting © 2012
20130204120640-moleculesofmusic1
Molecules of Music, 2012 Ink, Watercolor 5"h X 7"w © 2012
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studio , 2013 © 2013
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studio table, 2013
20120722163748-amy2
ColorSoundGrammar_Amy, 2011 Digital Photography 18"h X 20" W © 2011
20110127072612-figment
ColorSoundGrammar_Figment, 2011 Ink, Acrylic, Latex, Resist, Graphite 36"x48"x2" © 2010
20110602143234-alpha
Alpha, 2012 Acrylic, Ink, Enamel 16 10"h X 8"w X 1" Panels, Site Specific Installation © 2011
20110602143027-doremi_e
Doremi_E, 2011 Ink, Acrylic, Enamel, Resist 36"h X 36"w X 2"d © 2011
20110608050240-csg_asog
ColorSoundGrammar_ASOG, 2011 Latex, Enamel, Ink, Graphite, Acrylic 72 X 48 X 2 Inches © Ellen Hackl Fagan 2011
20130204120743-redgreen
RedGreen, 2011 Ink, Acrylic, Enamel 8"h X 8"w X 2"d © 2011
20110127074427-alphabet_2010
ColorSoundGrammar_3, 2010 Ink, Acrylic, Latex, Enamel, Spray Enamel, Plastic, Metallic Powder, Graphite 27 12"x 12"x 2" Paintings, Site Specific Installation © 2010
20110608043649-m-2
ColorSoundGrammar_M-2-2, 2010 Enamel, Ink, Acrylic 12 X 12 X 2 Inches © 2010
20110602150644-m-1-2
CSG_M-1-2, 2010 Ink, Acrylic, Enamel 12"h X 12"w X 2"d © 2010
20110127075404-csg1
ColorSoundGrammar_1, 2009 Enamel, Acrylic 26 8"x10" Paintings, Site Specific Installation © 2009
20120424164259-sensuous
Sensuous, 2003 Ink, Acrylic, Gel Medium 10"h X 8"w © 2003
20120425161119-india
India, 2006 Ink, Enamel, Flow Improver 8"h X 10"w © 2006
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20110602143554-paint
Paint, 2011 Acrylic, Ink, Enamel, Latex, Spray Paint 10.5"h X 8.5"w X 2.5" D © 2011
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Ecstatic Paint grid, 2004 Ink, Acrylic, Latex, Resist, Graphite, Plastics, Glitter, Gloss, Flow Improver, Enamel Site Specific Installations, Each Panel 8 © 2004-2013
20130312154749-arc
Arc, 2005 Latex, Enamel, Ink 8"h X 10"w © 2005
20130314115222-sonicblue
Sonic Blue, 2004 Ink, Acrylic, Enamel © 2004-2013
20140407160210-cobalt_blue_3
Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue_4, 2014
20140407160404-aqua
20140407160451-mom_data
20160427212831-flux_fair_flyer_image_1__1_
Flux pubilc Art Project, MAY 3-31, 2016
Quick Facts
Lives in
Connecticut
Works in
New York City
Schools
Harvestworks, 2007, Max/MSP certified
Hartford Art School, 2005, MFA Interdisciplinary/Painting
Saint Mary's College, 1982, BFA Painting/Photography
Representing galleries
White Box Gallery, Laura Barton Gallery, Art in Flux Harlem
Tags
music, sound, collaboration, synaesthesia, contemporary painting, colour-perception, cognition, language, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, pop, surrealism, modern, photography, digital, exhibition/performance, photo
ColorSoundGrammar

ColorSoundGrammar

 

Influenced by scientific theories-both real and imagined, my abstract paintings and interactive installations build connections between color and sound.

 

This exploration has led me to create a series of interactive games with viewers, the most recent being The ColorSoundGrammar Game. To play, viewers select 8 colors from a computer color spectrum and match each one to a note that best represents the colors' aural equivalent in the familiar Do Re Mi musical scale. Through these playful interventions we discuss their thoughts about color and sound relationships in-depth.

 

Documenting their responses in the form of data gathered on the computer, photographs and notes in journals, I have compiled the results of approximately 600 people who have played the ColorSoundGrammar Game since the fall of 2008.  Some exciting consistencies in peoples’ color/sound blended grammars have emerged from my research.

 

I distill this data and create paintings and digital photographs based on aspects from the games and the information gathered. The palette in my paintings is often derived from a collective of colors chosen by gamers.  A symbiotic relationship with this pseudo-scientific investigation and the action of painting and experimental digital photography has grown through this process of inquiry about the sounds of colors.

 

As the database from the ColorSoundGrammar Games continues to grow,  an emergent grammar is gaining momentum. I intend to create a website and a smart phone application to pursue a more universal exploration of the aural potential in color.