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Color Expressions

March 7 through April 22, 2017

Fountain Gallery, downtown Lafayette

The permanent collection of Purdue University Galleries is home to artworks that represent exciting approaches to color usage.  Color plays an important role in art and design, as it affects our visual experiences by building identities, engaging the senses, and fostering conscious and unconscious thinking patterns.  Curated by Petronio Bendito, Ed.D. Associate Professor in Purdue’s Department of Art and Design, this exhibition showcases a broad range of approaches in which the artists combined colors in expressive and evocative ways.  It features a selection of works that Bendito identified while surveying the Collection for his research on color design methods, presented in thought-provoking groupings.

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 5:30 - 7 pm

Artists included in the exhibition:

Anni Albers* Betty Gold Jessica Meyer
Josef Albers** Minton Gwaltney Heather Muise
Mark Anderson Juli Haas Joseph Olson
Richard Anuszkiewicz Edgar Heap of Birds  Francisco Oñate
René Arceo Robert Indiana Gregory Oscheroff
Janet Ballweg Kenneth Kerslake Glory Rauch
Will Barnet Wayne Kimball Kathryn Reeves
Phillip Best Nicholas Krushenick Clare Romano
Arun Bose Jacob Landau Richard Ross
Sergi Castignani Robert Lostutter Curtis Stocking
Warrington Colescott Barbara Madsen Jürgen Strunck
Amram Ebgi Delita Martin Ernest Trova
Wanda Ewing Mario Martinez Victor Vasarely
Gordon Fluke Carlos Merida

* Two screenprints on loan from the Roberts Family
** Features original silkscreens from Josef Albers’s book Interaction of Color, on loan from Purdue University Libraries Archives and Special Collections