Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s depicts the importance of experimentation with use of saturated and striking colors to create an almost delusional effect that captures the pulse of the viewer. This collection features Emma Amos, Kay WalkingStick, Alvin Loving, Ellsworth Kelly, Miriam Schapiro, Frank Stella, and others. The paintings were collected during the 1960s and early 70s. Throughout this era, artists began to use acrylic paint and gravitated toward vibrant colors combinations, patterns, and shapes to create a sense of visual tension in the work.
The title, Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s, comes from a quote by artist Bob Thompson, whose work is also showcased in the exhibition. He said, “I paint many paintings that tell me slowly that I have something inside of me that is just bursting, twisting, sticking, spilling over to get out. Out into souls and mouths and eyes that have never seen before.” Historically, the 60s and 70s was a time where artists of color and women were emerging and delve into the complexities and perceptions of color in art. This exhibition examines the powerful contrast in the use of color both artistically and politically.
The exhibition opens March 29th and will on display until Summer 2019.
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