Having long subscribed to Kandinsky’s belief that “Color is a power which directly influences the soul”, Laura Rathe Fine Art will round out this year in celebration of this notion with its newest exhibition, CHROMA, featuring works by artists Matt Devine, Gian Garofalo, and Katherine Houston. The opening reception will be hosted at LRFA Dallas on Saturday, November 19th from 4:30-7:30pm, with an artist talk at 6:30pm, moderated by PATRON magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Terri Provencal.
In their individual observations, Devine, Garofalo, and Houston push the bounds of color using geometry and form to introduce new chromatic experiences beyond the scope of the naked eye.
With each piece, Devine focuses on a single color, giving it materiality through his undulating and structural forms that are seamlessly welded together. By rhythmically building up both his wall-mounted and freestanding sculptures from 2D elements, he upholds linearity in his spatial examinations and evokes the physicality of his craft, ultimately, reshaping our direct view of color.
Garofalo’s unique drip-technique combines numerous delineated strips of color on a singular panel, punctuating the work by suspended droplets of paint at the bottom that simultaneously highlight and challenge gravity. These precise vertical forms are rendered optically illusive, as his vibrant pigments both blend and separate, paradoxically blurring the lines between rigidity and fluidity of color.
Through reverse painting, Houston uses color-blocking to show how hues as separate identities interact with one another. Her acrylic cubes each display shades of individual colors, but when composed together as an installation, they offer viewers a transformative exploration of light. The exhibition will also feature her noted multicolor acrylic Sticks.
CHROMA will be on display through January 7th, 2023.
Image information: Matt Devine, Green Monsta & 56 Chevy, 36 x 36 in each; © Matt Devine, Image courtesy the artist