Art About Light and Color
August & September, 2017
In the nineteenth century artists first became aware of how we perceive color and light due to the studies of Chevreul and other scientists. These discoveries along with the development of new pigments and photography greatly influenced the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in their break-away experiments with painting the natural world.
The exhibition will explore how artists today use the elements of light and color to enhance our visual senses. Rob Browning uses the richness of color and contrast to make us aware of another world, Frederick Nichols pushes the intensity of color and light to create a deeper reality and Ron Boehmer tackles the atmospheric qualities of the softness of light.