Installation view of In Living Color, 2012

Installation view of In Living Color, 2012

Installation view of In Living Color, 2012

Installation view of In Living Color, 2012

Installation view of In Living Color, 2012

Installation view of In Living Color, 2012

In Living Color

January 21 - May 12, 2012
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The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition In Living Color. The exhibition presents a chromatic study from a wide range of artists including: assume vivid astro focus, Kristin Baker, Olaf Breuning, Dan Colen, Mark Grotjahn, Anselm Reyle, Gerhard Richter, Fred Tomaselli, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread. The majority of the works being shown have been completed in the past 2 years and many are on view for the first time in the U.S. Several have never been shown at all prior to this exhibition.

Among the newly completed works are Kristin Baker’s Once in a Mooning, a night sky streaked with hues of luminescent blue injected with electrifying pink. Dan Colen created Zero for Conduct, a flower painting of deep reds, purples and blues specifically for the exhibition.

Several works will be on view in the U.S. for the first time. Gerhard Richter’s digital print Strip is comprised of a system of parallel lines generated by dividing an earlier abstract painting by the artist vertically into a pattern of 8190 strips. Cy Twombly’s Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves (IV), which was shown in Athens at the last gallery exhibition of his work prior to the artist’s passing, employs rich tones of turquoise with vermillion and yellow to portray the Mediterranean landscape and reference ancient literature and mythology. Rachel Whiteread’s sculpture A.M., from her last show at her Rome gallery, inhabits the negative space within a windowpane, utilizing a jewel-like pink resin.

The exhibition explores color in a variety of contexts and ranges: within a framework of order and chaos, as a signifier of time and place, in relation to the medium of the work, and in monochromatic forms.