PICTURE THIS: Melting into Fantastic Color Fields

Artist Clayton Colvin
Artist Clayton Colvin
Margaret Thatcher Projects during Art Night in Chelsea
Margaret Thatcher Projects during Art Night in Chelsea
Looking at the work of Clayton Colvin
Looking at the work of Clayton Colvin

The dreary and gray winter mitigates a splash of color to rouse up our dull stupor from this never ending cold spell. Thank God for Margaret Thatcher Projects in presenting dual shows where their artists are bold significant users of color meant to chase away the winter blues. Last March 27th, AF came to the opening of Clayton Colvin: Put Down Your Stars and Tegene KunbiMelting Pot. Softness in the application of color on linen was key in the work of Colvin where a sense of space seemed to take one into another plane that makes it a transcendental experience. Kunbi with his blocks of mid-range tone color defined spaces and sections where one explored places within the quadrant. Both were a visual treat to the senses and a real color laden palette that punctuates a breath of verve to decrease the desolate feeling of that last grasp of winter. It may be hard to shake off the cold drawn out winter days but with the simmering art in the galleries, it is quite possible that such aesthetic gifts of warmth alleviate any blah feelings. It melts away the cynical tone of monochromatic ennui and in its place is the breath of brevity. Color us piqued and excited as the promise of a warmer season looms ahead.

 

Clayton Colvin: Put Down Your Stars & Tegene Kunbi: Melting Pot

Both are on view: March 27 – April 26, 2014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday  Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)

Margaret Thatcher Projects.539 West 23rd Street. NYC, NY 10011.

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Jamie Martinez

Photo worthy art at Margaret Thatcher Projects
Photo worthy art at Margaret Thatcher Projects
Tegene Kunbi at Margaret Thatcher Projects
Tegene Kunbi at Margaret Thatcher Projects
Real Interactions during Art Night in Chelsea
Real Interactions during Art Night in Chelsea
Noah Becker Artist & Publisher of White Hot Magazine
Noah Becker Artist & Publisher of WhiteHot Magazine
It is fine to bring a furry friend to an art opening
(L-R) Gallerist Edward Winkleman and Gallerist Pavel Zoubok with a furry friend at the opening

 

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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