Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sam Francis Featured in "Local Color" at the San Jose Museum of Art

Sam Francis, "Untitled," 1978. Acrylic on paper; 12 ½ x 14 ¾ inches; Gift of David Devine. 
On view in "Local Color" through January 13, 2012 at the San Jose Museum of Art

Local Color, drawn from the San Jose Museum of Art's permanent collection, explores the primacy of color in a range of works, from Alexander Calder’s whimsical mobiles to Elmer Bischoff’s luscious, light-filled canvases to David Levinthal’s slick, color-saturated photographs of Barbie dolls.  Also featured are works by artists who consider the quiet, meditative nuances of black and white.  This exhibition encourages viewers to look at color as content.

This exhibition also includes work by Josef Albers, Fletcher Benton, Mary Corse, Tony DeLap, Sonia Gechtoff, James Hayward, Paul Jenkins, Amy Kaufman, Markus Linnenbrink, Nathan Oliveira, Fred Spratt, Raimonds Staprans, Amy Trachtenberg, and Patrick Wilson, among others.

"Color…is a receptacle for a feeling and a way for you to hold it until understanding arrives." --Sam Francis

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