Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Colourwheel at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Colourwheel at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
May 30, 2015 - May 29, 2016
Bringing together some of the brightest works from the Art Gallery of NSW’s Australian and international collections, Colourwheel celebrates the playful and dynamic ways in which modern artists have used colour.
Inspired by the colour wheels used by scientists and artists to understand the mysteries of colour, the exhibition also invites viewers – especially children – to engage in some chromatic play and experiment of their own, with a lively colour trail and kids activity area.

Encompassing plastic, embroidery, video, digital animation and even some coloured bread, Colourwheel reflects the revolution in colour that occurred in the modern age, when new technologies created new kinds of colour that changed the look of our world. From Andy Warhol with his synthetically bright flowers to Sol LeWitt with his computer-designed ‘splotches’, the Colourwheel artists revel in this new palette of possibilities and pose their own surprising questions. What does colour sound like? How does it taste? Can colour by itself be art?

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