John Zurier: Color, Light & Memory

John Zurier, Finnbogi, 2014, distemper on linen, 72 x 44 inches (courtesy of Gal
John Zurier, Finnbogi, 2014, distemper on linen, 72 x 44 inches (courtesy of Gallery Paule Anglim)

Rachel Howard profiles painter John Zurier whose work is on view at the Berkeley Art Museum through December 21, 2014.

Zurier comments: "Elmer [Bischoff] gave me this idea that you could find the color tone of the painting — all the colors work together to create a very specific tone, and once that’s found, you could do almost anything ... The color mood could develop, and then you could move into that space... We register color as a thing, and then our memories associate with that color, and that causes a double feeling, registering the color first and then experiencing these subjective memories ...I want all these associations to come up. A memory on the verge — for me, that’s a pleasurable sensation."

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