For its summer group exhibition, Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present Chroma, a show that brings together color-specific works by artists from the gallery’s roster and program. On view at 23 East 73rd Street from July 17 to August 16, 2019, the exhibition includes paintings, textile work, and works on paper.
Chroma features work by Caetano De Almeida, Moira Dryer, Aiko Hachisuka, Douglas Melini, Evan Nesbit, Mariah Robertson, Jackie Saccoccio, Alan Shields, and Hedda Sterne. The exhibition presents a meaningful dialogue about color that is highly personal and formally varied, qualities ascribed to the practices of Dryer, Shields and Sterne, whose works historically anchor this focused conversation. The show will also include patterned and optical paintings by De Almeida, Melini and Nesbit; as well as action-based works by Robertson and Saccoccio. As a group, their efforts express color ideas about different material processes; attention to and experimentation with hue saturation and shifts of tone; and how support and surface appearance play significant roles in each artist’s finished work. Above all, there is the consequential chromatic engagement of their highly individual approaches - from playful to rigorous – and how their respective practices are entwined with color exploration.