New Ceramic Arrivals + Extended: “Homage to Josef Albers & the Square” – An intimate Showcase with unique Works and Editions. Learn more
“Homage to Josef Albers & the Square”
An intimate Showcase with unique Works and Editions
+ New Ceramic Arrivals
June 2 – July 30, 2017
2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery.
Because of very positive feedback from our patrons we have decided to extend our Josef Albers showcase until the end of July:
In the front of the gallery #“An Homage to Josef Albers & the Square“ features works by one of the most well-known artists of his time. #Josef Albers profoundly influenced the Abstract Expressionism movement, as well as the tendency within Color Field Painting and Minimalism during the twentieth century. He not only was an artist, but also for decades published extensive theoretical work proposing that color, rather than form, is the primary medium of pictorial language. The exhibition focuses on his series Homage to the Square and related works, which he started producing in 1949 until his death in 1976. Albers used a single geometric shape to systematically explore the vast range of visual effects that could be achieved through color and spatial relationships alone.
With over 1000 related works “Homage to the Square” is Josef Albers’ signature series. Albers began this body of work in 1949 and continued to develop until his death in 1976. His conviction that insight is only attained through “continued trying and critical repetition” is reflected in the sustained attention to a single aspect of painting. The works displayed in this small and intimate exhibition exemplify his basic approach to exploring the mutability of human perception and the range of optical and psychological effects that colors alone can produce depending on their position and proximity.
Hand printed silkscreen miniatures from the “Homage to the Square” Series – Josef Albers – Signed & Dated – Overall size: 9 x 8 7/8 in.
Albers chose a single, repeated geometric shape, which he insisted was devoid of symbolism, to systematically experiment with the “relativity” of color, how it changes through juxtaposition, placement, and interaction with other colors, generating the illusion of attraction, resistance, weight, and movement. As in his earlier monochromatic and linear studies, this series explores the potential of static two-dimensional media to invoke dynamic three-dimensional space.
Ceramic works on display include new #First Friday arrivals by #Steven Young Lee, #Melanie Sherman, #Tyler Lotz, #Ben Carter, and #Sunshine Cobb.
First Friday April: 3pm – 8pm
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed either 1-5pm or by appointment (844.202.9303)
Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm.