Sharon Butler blogs about the exhibition Color Matters at The Painting Center, New York, on view through January 30, 2016. The show features works by April Hammock, Barbara Campbell Thomas, Becky Yazdan, Carla Aurich, Claudine Metrick, Kimberly Thorpe, Fukuko Harris, Louise P. Sloane, Marianne DeAngelis, Ophir Agassi, Ruth Ava Lyons, and Stephanie Franks.
Butler writes: "Color is slippery. Anyone who has ever tried to translate a casually observed color into pigment on canvas knows that the hue will never be the same as what he or she remembers. Variables like light and shadow change the same basic color from warm to cool, light to dark. And, as Albers taught us, chromatic context is also a critical factor. The lively exhibition, "Color Matters," at The Painting Center, comprises paintings by thirteen artists for whom the exploration of color's transience is a driving force."