Seeing red part II: contemporary nonobjective painting

Lalic, M (2003) Seeing red part II: contemporary nonobjective painting. Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, 450 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036. ISBN 3897701944

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Lalic, M
Date: 12 March 2003
Event Location: Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, 450 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036
Number of Pieces: 1
ISBN: 3897701944

Opening Date: 2003-Mar-12
Closing Date: 2003-Apr-26
Shown simultaneously across three venues in New York with a two day symposium 'Color as Experience' 'Seeing Red' was a two-part exhibition with the objective of showing together paintings deemed by the authors to be 'pioneering, influential forces of non-objective color painting' (note 1) 'Seeing Red' is a quote from Josef Albers' seminal work 'The Interaction of Color" 1963 and all the paintings shown were predominately red. Part I: Pioneers of Nonobjective Painting in the United States' drew on work from mid C20th - Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland - that set the historical context for Monochrome and Color Field painting. My work was shown in 'Part II: Contemporary Nonobjective Painting' and included work by artists in the US and Europe in the late C20th/early C21st : Gottfried Honegger, herman de vries, Joseph Marioni, Marcia Hafif, Karin Sander.

The paintings were made by successively brushing layers of glazes of oil paint that in each case represented every 'discovery' of a new colour addition to the artists palette. The title of each painting lists the colours used, mimicking the layering used in the painting process

Whilst my painting connects with the strand developed through the historic and contemporary context for Monochrome painting it extends the discourse through its singular use of 'time' as the rationale for colour,

Following the exposure of the 'History Paintings' at Tate Modern and the publication of the book 'Seeing Red' I was interviewed in 2004 for 'Contemporary British Women Artists in their own words' (note 2) published 2007 (ISBN 1-84511-224-5).

(Note 1) 'Seeing Red. On Nonobjective Painting and Color Theory' (ISBN 3-89770-194-4 239pgs)

(note 2) The book contains interviews with 20 artists including Gillian Ayres, Tracey Emin, Paula Rego.

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