Current Exhibitions

Black & White & IN BETWEEN :
Contemporary art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

 
Date: March 11 – May 27, 2018
Curated By: Billie Milam Weisman
Venue: Carnegie Art Museum
424 South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Tel. (805) 385-8157/8158
www.carnegieam.org

This eclectic grouping of contemporary black and white drawings, digital media, photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures are gathered together for this exhibition from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. In color theory black and white are complete opposites. In scientific terms, where color is determined through the visible spectrum of light, black is the absorption, or absence, of all visible light; and white is the reflection, or presence, of it.



 
 

When color is determined through pigment, or molecular coloring agents, the reverse is true – black is the presence of all colors, and white is their absence. Given that how we see color is interpreted differently within each of our brains, limiting the palette in this way creates high contrast that has a big impact on the viewer. Monochromatic works were sometimes inspired by the varying shades of gray and also sepia tones in photography. This exhibition features artists who have explored the formal, conceptual, technical, and material possibilities of black-and-white and “in between.”  
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