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"Coherent Surface, Radiant Light" Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York

  • Bernard Jacobson Gallery 17 East 71st Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)

"Coherent Surface, Radiant Light"
 

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York

Coherent Surface, Radiant Light (New York)

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition: Coherent Surface, Radiant Light, opening on May 1st,
2012. There will be an opening reception on May 11th.

The exhibition explores the artistic objective to depict light, an endeavor that has important historical antecedents.  In Cézanne’s opinion light could not be reproduced, “but must be represented by something else, color”.  The Fauvists, aware that a painter’s pigments, when mixed are duller than light, developed the practice of using colors pure, as they come out of the tube. Ben Nicholson considered the color of light to be white and Malevich described white as the color of the infinite and the primordial.

With work by Larry Bell, Jake Berthot, Bram Bogart, Vicky Colombet, Rudolf De Crignis, James Hayward, Jason Martin, William Tillyer, and Marc Vaux. 

 Vicky ColombetLight Series #1246 (2007-2011)  Dimension 78 x 78 inches

Vicky ColombetLight Series #1246 (2007-2011)  Dimension 78 x 78 inches

The exhibition explores the artistic objective to depict light, an endeavor that has important historical antecedents.  In Cézanne’s opinion light could not be reproduced, “but must be represented by something else, color”.  The Fauvists, aware that a painter’s pigments, when mixed are duller than light, developed the practice of using colors pure, as they come out of the tube. Ben Nicholson considered the color of light to be white and Malevich described white as the color of the infinite and the primordial. 

Vicky Colombet paints subjects in which light is a major presence. Her works evoke the way that light is fractured by the surfaces of water and earth, laying bare the structure of replicating natural forms. This is achieved by means of color and tone control using a restricted palette of white on white, grey on white and aqua blues