Saturday, August 15, 2020

Color! The Glorious RGB

Don't confuse them. One is the beloved Supreme Court Justice. The other, with the flip of a letter, refers to the color wheel used in electronic media. Much as we hold dear the inimitable—and, we hope, immortal—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RGB refers to the three colors that combine to produce the range of hues we see in electronic devices. For this curated post we focus on The Glorious RGB. In other words: C O L O R  and all its variations of hue and saturation, tint and tone. 

All images (c) the individual artists

Doreen McCarthy
Voluptuary, 2017, inflated vinyl, installation at Guest Spot at the RE Institute, Baltimore

While many images here feature paintings and works on paper, a number of other mediums step outside those parameters--sculpture, installation, and prints, as you can see in these opening images--as well as assemblage, light sculpture, cyanotype, photography, digital drawing, and work in fiber, cardboard, wax, and the detritus of family life. Most of the works you see here are recent, but I encouraged artists to dip into their archive for their most chromatic expressions. Although abstraction prevails, there's some fine representational work in the mix, including an homage to R.B.G. in RGB.

Susan Luss 
in collaboration with Alexandra Rutsch Brock
Summer in the City, 2020, installation in the Sheep Meadow in Central Park

Karen Freedman
Ruche-0352.127A, archival pigment print on aluminum, 16 x 16 inches

Deanna Sirlin
Strata V, 2020, translucency on glass, installed at Centro de Arte e Cultura,  Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal; one of 20 windows, each 94 x 45 inches

Mark Wethli
Turnstile, 2015, flashe on canvas, 24 x 18 inches

Lloyd Martin
Verve, 2018, oil on canvas, 66 x 84 inches

Steven Baris
Drift D2, 2013, oil on Mylar, 24 x 24 inches

Don Voisine
Lipstick Traces, 2020, oil on panel, 10 x 10 inches

Gabriele Evertz
Contrast and Assimilation. 2009, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches

Karen Hubacher
Local Color.01, 2012; paper, canvas, cane, acrylic, oil on panel, 8 x 6 inches

Ian MacLeod
Sudoku #111, 2011, digital image, 18 x 18 inches

Lisa Nanni
Opposing Cobalt and Ruby Red Waves, 2015; metal, glass, acrylic, neon and argon tubing,
transformer; 24 x 28 x 3 inches

Kate Petley
Anchor, 2020, archival print on canvas, 72 x 76 inches

Carla Aurich
Garden Party #4, 2019, watercolor and acrylic ink on Arches, 12 x 12 inches

Carolanna Parlato
Hopscotch, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

Altoon Sultan
Two Handles, 2020, egg tempera on calfskin parchment, 12 x 9.5 inches

Laurie Goddard
Words, 20189, acrylic on panel, 14 x 10 inches

Beverly Rautenberg
[My] Favorites, 2018, enamel on wood, 2 x 10 x 2 inches

Jeanne Williamson Ostroff
Resilient Fences #1, 2019, mixed media on stiffened fabric, 24 x 57 inches

Patricia Fabricant
041220, and 042420, each 2020, gouache on panel, 10 x 8 inches

Diane Ayott
Red, Yellow, Blue, 1, 2, 3, 2019, acrylic on papers, triptych, each 12 x 9 inches, shown against detail

Mamie Holst
A Town Called Mindington #14, 2010, acrylic and colored pencil on paper, 13 x 22 inches

Nancy Natale
Climbing, 2020, monoprint collage, 27 x 21 inches

Elyce Abrams
Without a Doubt, 2020, acrylic on panel, 12 x 9 inches

Pamela Marks
Sentinel, 2018, acrylic on text book page, 9 x 7 inches

Jerome Hershey
Fields #11 (Despite the Pandemic), 2020, acrylic on panels, 71 x 71 inches

Holly Miller
Crash #2, 2017; acrylic, graphite, thread on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Rosaire Appel
Porch, 2020, digital drawing, 12 x 12 inches

Marc Cheetham
4.19. 2019, acrylic on fabric, 10.75 x 10.25 inches

Cyndy Goldman
In the Pocket #10, 2017, wax and oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches 

Assunta Sera 
Fragment 2, 2018, oil on shaped panel, 25 x 22 inches

P.  Elaine Sharpe
Hex ph3 (untitled), 2019, pigment and medium on wall-floated plexi, app. 12 x 8 inches

Munira Naqui
What Next?, 2020, gouache and wax, 12 x 12 inches

Barry Katz
Untitled VIII, 2020, encaustic over plaster, 12 x 24 x 4 inches

Cora Jane Glasser 
Query (Red), 2009, encaustic on 400-lb. paper, 15 x 12 inched, two parts

Darla Bjork
Windows. With a Nod to Philip Guston, 2020, oil pastel on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Anne Russinof
Through the Roof, 2016, oil on canvas, 40 x 46 inches

Ken Johnson
2 Chickens, 1 Pie at Tom and Judy's, acrylic and graphite on paper, 8 x 8 iinches

Julie Karabenick
Contact, 2019, acrylic on panel, 24 inches diameter

Lynda Ray  
Red Eclipse, 2014, encaustic on panel, 20 x 24 inches

Jane Sangerman
Kelvin D105, 2020, mixed media on Shizen paper, 18 x 12 inches

Karen Schifano
Wide Open, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 38 inches

Laura Gurton
Body of Light, 2020, archival digital print on paper, 24 x 24 inches

Matthew Langley
Enso 1, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

Jo Yarrington
After Rotary Demosphere, 2018, cyanotype, 15 x 15 inches

Lisa Barthelson
Mandala All Consuming, Family Debris, 2016, mixed media on raised panel, 46 x 46 x 7 inches

Ellen Hackl Fagan
Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue, Air, 2020, pigment and acrylic on rag paper, 42 x 30 inches

Susan Lasch Krevitt
Squared Peg, 2020, mixed media with encaustic and cardboard, 16 x 9 x 5 inches

Susan Paladino
Blue Arcade, 2018, encaustic with ink on panel, 12 x 12 inches

Berri Kramer
Blueberries 2, 2020, photograph, 6 x 6 inches

Winston Lee Mascarenhas
Black Lake, 2015, encaustic on panel, 48 x 48 x 5 inches, shown against detail

Susan Schwalb
Harmonizations XIII, 2019; silver/gold/aluminum/copperpoint, copper and aluminum metal pad, navy blue gesso on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Emily Berger
Untitled (red and blue), 2020, ink on Tyvek, 14 x 10.5 inches

Barbara Laube
After Giotto, 2020, oil on panel, 11 x 9 inches

Robin Feld
Blossom Crush, 2020, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Kylie Heidenheimer
Hedge, 2019, oil on canvas, 52 x 43 inches

Alyce Gottesman
Rangadravya, 2018; acrylic, ink, graphite on canvas, 66 x 50 inches

Deborah Peeples
Through the Quagmire, 2020, encaustic on panel, 16 x 16 inches

Kay Hartung
Macrocell 6, 2013, encaustic and pigmented shellac, 24 x 24 inches

Cheryl McClure
Finding My Way 4, 2020, oil on panel, 30 x 30 inches

Pat Spainhour
Sashay, 2019, encaustic on paper, 26 x 26 inches

Jodie Manasevet
Greenorangespace, 2005, oil on canvas, 54 x 54 inches

Claire Seidl
It Goes Without Saying, 2015, oil on linen, 51 x 45 inches

Bernd Haussmann
Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue (#2485), 2015, mixed media on Dibond, 56 x 48 inches

Rebecca Crowell
In the Presence of Antiquity, 2019, oil and cold wax on panel, 36 x 28 inches

Susanne Arnold
Colorblocks 2, n/d, colored inks on napkin, 9 x 9 inches

Melissa Rubin
Etude #6 (Morning Light), 2015, mineral pigments and gold leaf on washi mounted on panel, 10 x 8 inches

Vivian Wolovitz
Artifact VIII, 2020, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Lynda Fay Braun
New England Summer, 2017, image transfer and acrylic on panel

Dona Mara
Verdant Field, 2019, oil and cold  wax, 24 x 18 inches

Dora Ficher
Water Blue, 2017; encaustic, collage, and oil pigments, 8 x 8 inches

Michael Palladino
Ether I, 2009, photograph with encaustic, 16 x 16 inches

Carol Pelletier
West Beach, 2019, oil and cold wax on panel, 10 x 10 inches

Terri Dilling
Eventide, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 41 x 54 inches

Tessa Grundon
Beyond Taw, 2016; beeswax, red earth, and white clay from Peppercombe Cliffs on aerial digital image of Taw Estuary on handmade khadi paper, 8 x 8 inches

Josette Urso
Slippery Stone 2, 2017, watercolor on paper, 12 x 16 inches

Anna Wagner-Ott
Unraveling. 2020; fabric, thread, acrylic paint, 36 x 30 inches

Serena Bocchino
Surfboard, 2016, enamel and mirrors on canvas, 42 x 36 inches

Lia Rothstein
Untitled, 2018; joomchi with encaustic, handmade papers, paper yarn; 12 x 8 x 1.5 inches

Alicia Forestahl-Boehm
Living Together-but-Separate Lives, 2012; encaustic, cheesecloth, wire, twine; 5 x 8 x 9 inches

Ravenna Taylor
Many Rivers, oil, 24 x 22.5 inches

Oriane Stender
Untitled Woven Painting, 2020, handwoven silk and cotton, painted with screenprinting ink and pigment dispersion, 38 x 27 inches, with detail in foreground

Stephanie Sachs
Wide Open Dreams 12, 2017, oil on panel, 10 x 8 inches

Joanne Mattera
Silk Road 425, 2108, encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches

Louise Blyton
The Sky Wanders By, 2019, acrylic on linen, 10 x 12 x 12 inches

Maddy Rosenberg
Yellow, Red, Blue, 200-2001, oil on panel, each 22 x 20 inches
Above: Blue
Below: the three together


Nancy Ferro
Standing on My Own Two Feet, 2018; encaustic on panel with found objects, gold leaf, found papers; 53 x 48 x 1.5 inches

Lucy Meskill
A Well-Deserved Rest, 2016,12 x 12 x 12 inches

Petey Brown
Olive Oyl, 2020, oil on linen, 16 x 16 inches

Adam Lowenbein
Studio, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

Camilla Fallon
Bowl with Blue Glass, pastel on sennelier card, app. 12 x 16 inches

Caroline Golden
Bluebird of Happiness, 2015, paper collage, 20 x 25 x 2 inches

Dan Addington
Blood Ties, 2018; oil, pencil, plaster on found book; 9 x 6 inches, with side view right

Helen Dannelly
Two Cottages with Pasture, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 14

Andrea Goldsmith
Delray Canal, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 inches

Cecile Chong
Free Horse (in Blue), 2019, encaustic and mixed media, 8 inches diameter

Lily Prince
American Beauty, 17, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Debra Claffey
Blue Monk, 2019; encaustic, oil, paper; 44 x 90 inches 

Jeri Eisenberg
Lily Pads, No. 7, 2019, pigment ink on Kozo with encaustic medium, 36 x 22.5 inches

Karen Karlssen
Summer Garden, 2020, encaustic and oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches

Sas Colby
Summer Garden, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 35 inches

Frank Hyder
Sequestered Dream, oil on carved wood, 42 x 48 inches

Bascha Mon
POW! For R.B.G.--Power and Love--Intermezzi #13, 2018; carbon pencil, gouache, charcoal pencil on paper; 5.5 x 8 inches

What's a post on RGB without R.B.G.? Yes, that's the Justice, painted by the artist with her left hand, due to a right-shoulder injury that prevented her from using her dominant hand. Says Mon: "There was no attempt at a likeness, but I gave her the white ruff for her black gown. I was more interested in the color contrast--the red/green duality--to help show her power. I was not conscious of this at the time, but made her head larger than the sun, perhaps to show her importance to our world."

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  1. WOW! What a diverse and interesting group of exceptional work! I am honored to be included! Thank you Joanne.

  2. Fabulous, wonderful, glorious. Thanks, Joanne!

  3. wow great collection once again Joanne!

  4. Excellent selection of exceptional work. Congratulations to all the artists selected!

  5. Wonderful! Thanks so much! Brilliant throughout and ends with a bang with Bach’s Mon’s image and words!

  6. What an exciting array and an impressive flow achieved through your curating—and I’m equally glad to be part of any homage to Ruth Bader Ginsberg! Thank you, Joanne

  7. An honor to be amongst so many kindred studio spirits.

  8. Beautiful spectrum, eye candy for the weary world. Thanks for including me, Dona Mara

  9. This is such a rich visual treat! It is a great honor to have my painting in the company of these beautiful works. Thank you, Joanne.

  10. Thank you for orchestrating this beautiful exhibition Joanne

  11. Once again a lovely grouping of works! Brava Joanne.

  12. So honored to be in such great company. Beautiful collection! Thank you for your time and talent putting this together!

  13. Fantastic collection! Made my day!

  14. Beautiful color and curation! Thank you Joanne.

  15. Really wonderful to peruse your curation projects online. Great job Joanne! And an honor to have a piece included.

  16. Such wonderful work and quite a few new artists I’m not familiar with. I love how you continue to support artists Joanne. 💪❤️

  17. So excellent. Thank you Joanne. Not only is the work of high quality but your curation creates a flow which brings out the best in all.

  18. Lively, energetic collection.Loved the chromatic flow of color! Thanks for including me with this accomplished group of artists.

  19. Looking at this a second time, more slowly. Amazed and intrigued by the choices and how they flow, not only with color but similar interests in texture, subjects and feeling. Brava Joanne.

  20. I loved seeing all of these work!!! Thank you so much!