Featuring works by
Josef Albers, Daniel Buren, George Segal, and Kate Shepherd
The Blue and Then What, each artist utilizes the color blue as one tool in a deep exploration of assumption and space.
Buren takes his 8.7cm-wide stripe, cuts into, abbreviates it and then provides open-ended opportunity for the installer to place the three elements in any number of arrangements, as long as they fit to the measurements of the pattern of 8.7cm stripes. What is between and beyond the elements is both nothing and everything – the stripes are a pattern that can and do continue, yet in the mind’s eye, most of all. Segal uses the gridded blue tiles to pull the emotionally weighted plaster cast of the female form out of an amorphous scenario and brings ‘her’ into a particular, yet still undefined scenario. The Albers juxtaposes not forms, but colors, causing, as the artist explored over a lifetime, variations to occur in one’s perceptions of the colors’ interactions. Shepherd’s work embeds color within the paper so as to create a consistant (yet handmade and thus irregular) surface that both presents imagery that hints at a deep horizon and yet, all the while, rejects it on account of the inconsistencies in shapes and color-bleeds.