The Gay Community Center is proud to present “Color!” at the GCCR Gallery,1407 Sherwood Avenue, 23220. This exciting exhibit features seven local talented artists. The show runs through May 4th.
Our relationship with color affects our memories, emotions and the way we communicate. It has the power to draw metaphors from personal experiences. It is something so emotionally charged, yet so common we do not think how it affects us.
Artists give reverence to color throughout time. Paul Gauguin once said, “Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the l language of dreams.” Artists use color to draw symbolism just as a novelist would, using written language. Color has been an integral part of communication and without it a universal language would be lost.
Each chosen artist communicates, using color in a specified was according to him or her, however as a group they form a community conversing in the language of color. Each artwork vibrates off of the other, creating a visual conversation. The art expresses its own personality through its presentation of color. As a group they represent their diversity, individualism and the celebration of artistic variations in a community.
Special thanks to several members of the art community who spent a better part of a recent Sunday installing the exhibit!