Closing First Friday Reception: August 2nd, 5-10 pm.
Color has the physical strength to influence us.
Color is the heart and soul of Our exhibition, and our artists do not stint in its use, applying it generously to express emotion and evoke feeling. “The Power of Color” , is on view at Old City Jewish Arts Center July 5-30.
“Color is the most primitive and real fact of painting,” “In their work, color is the key element. Color is the theme, the composition, the layout, the shapes, the lines. . .emerging from symbolism to appearance and to the physical fact that represents.”
The theme of the exhibition is inspired by the work of Paul Klee, who once confessed, “Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it.” Just as Klee’s joyful abstractions call to mind a seriously talented child let loose in a Crayola factory, our artists canvases saturate the eye and the psyche, establishing a visceral connection between artist and viewer.
Whichever direction you choose, “ The Power of Color” is full of works to gaze at and enjoy. And maybe, as you bask in the warm yellows and cool greens, to wonder about: How does seeing affect feeling? How does Artists build a single visual and emotional tone from blocks of so many colors? How much is the painter, and how much the viewer? Perhaps, as Klee said, “One eye sees, the other feels.”