It is no secret that color is essential in our everyday life, from what we wear to even the art we see and create. And at the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA), there will be an exhibition that celebrates the essentialness of what color brings.
In the exhibition Local Color, SJMA draws from their permanent collection, to bring forth works that explores the primacy of color, and will include everything from the whimsical mobiles of Alexander Calder to the color-saturated photographs of Barbie dolls from David Levinthal. Also featured in this exhibition are a few black and white pieces, from artists who consider its quiet and meditative nuances.
Along with Calder and Levinthal, this exhibition will also include other artists such as Josef Albers, Sonia Gechtoff, Amy Trachtenberg, and Patrick Wilson. The SJMA website offers three samples including Elmer Bischoff’s Two Women in Vermillion Light. Visitors who come to the SJMA, and check out this exhibiton will be encouraged to look at the color as content. In other words, take the time to figure out how color is playing into his or her intuitive experience in a work of art.
The Local Color exhibition will run until January 13th. Log on to www.sjmusart.org for more information.