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Grey Matter

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© Courtesy of The Painting Center
Grey Matter
Curated by: Rachael Wren

547 West 27th Street
Suite 500
New York, NY 10001
June 21st, 2011 - August 6th, 2011
Opening: June 23rd, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Painting Center is pleased to present "Grey Matter" a nationally juried exhibition exploring the role of grey in contemporary painting and drawing.  

Mutable and mysterious, grey can signify both a presence and an absence in painting.  It is the middle ground of our perceptual value scale and lends itself to a variety of usages and interpretations. The relationship artists have to grey in their work can reveal a lot about their sensibilities, intent and background.  "Grey Matter" explores the nuances of these differences by considering grey as both a color and an idea in creativity.  In a timely fashion, the nature of some of the works exhibited remark on cultural and economic downturn - perhaps intentionally away from more vivid hues.