COLORSCAPES

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville TN, May 7 – Sept 4, 2022 

COLORSCAPES consists of a series of dynamic outdoor installations and gallery interventions. Set along a prescribed path, the exhibition unfolds across Cheekwood’s Bradford Robertson Color Garden, Arboretum Lawn, and Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden before moving up to the portico of the Historic Mansion & Museum and into its more intimately scaled galleries.

The contemporary understanding of color has a rich and complex history, whether through the histories of plant-based pigments like indigo, or the development of color theory through the discourses of Enlightenment-era writers, scientists, and naturalists. One of the most significant examples of the latter is the Scottish artist Patrick Syme’s Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours.First published in 1814 and based on the groundbreaking work of German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner, the book presented a taxonomic guide to the colors of the natural world and was a precursor to the modern Pantone system. Color—and more specifically the color classified inWerner’s Nomenclature of Colours—serves as the conceptual springboard for a vibrant site-specific takeover at the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

The exhibition is curated by Marin R. Sullivan, Art Historian, Guest Curator at Cheekwood.

To learn more: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Loghaven Artist Residency

Excited to kick off 2022 at Loghaven!

Loghaven Artist Residency Announces Awardees including Anthony Green, DaEun Jung, Luftwerk Studio, Aaron Landsman,  Michelle Tea, and Many Others. Loghaven Artist Residency, a residency for emerging and established artists in the fields of visual art, dance, music, writing, theater, and interdisciplinary work.

To learn more: Loghaven Artist Residency

Royale Projects | Off the Charts

OPENING JUNE 12, 2021

Royale Projects
432 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Open Square

On View at the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Developed during COVID-19 lockdowns, Open Square reflects on the habitat that defines everyday experience. Light and dark. Cold and warm. The cyclical flow of the installation is a contemplation of the physical experiences of interior space and how perception can shift through color, light and sound.

Factory Installed as part of the Mattress Factory Residency Program 2021

Landscape is a Composition

on view at Total Space, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

SOS Color Code 2020

Luftwerk & Normal 
3 Art flags

SOS Color Code 2020 uses the universal languages of morse code and color theory as a call for humanity and a willingness to help one another. Visualizing morse code into dots and dashes a pattern forms with each flag representing the letters S (three dots) O (three dashes) S (three dots) and color combinations informed by color theory this installation remains an effective visual distress signal, an ambigram that can be read upside down or right side up. As the world adjusts to new norms in challenging times, SOS Color Code 2020 offers a reconsideration of how language, objects and symbols, and even color can help us find stable ground and safety no matter where we are. Situated in specific public and domestic settings, during the crucial time leading up to the US Election, SOS Color Code 2020 reminds us, as US Representative John Lewis said, “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.” 

SOS Color Code 2020 launches on Sept. 15, 2020, the International Day of Democracy, and will be on display through US Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Partner Sites: Cleve Carney Museum of Art, CNL Projects & Art-In-Place, Comfort Station, Elmhurst Art Museum, H&R Block Art Space at the Kansas City Art Institute, Mattress Factory, Minnesota Museum of American Art, The National Public Housing Museum, Normal Studio, Sarah Skaggs Independent Curatorial Projects, USF Institute for Research in Art Contemporary Art Museum, The Witte Residence, & Compound Yellow

Virtual Panel Discussion
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020, 7pm EDT / 6CDT
Zoom Link
Join us for an online panel panel discussion exploring SOS Color Code 2020 moderated by Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice. A virtual conversation with Luftwerk and Renata Graw, Principal at Normal, along with project participants Cortney Lederer, Director of CNL Projects and Art In Place and Dr. Lisa Yun Lee, Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum.

Chiaro Oscuro | Volume Gallery

Chiaro Oscuro—Luftwerk’s second exhibition at Volume Gallery, Chicago—is an exploration of the varying modes and forms of gradient light. With roots dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, the word chiaroscuro literally means bright/dark and refers to the use of contrasts within art compositions. Situating this concept of contrast, difference and changeability as a point of departure, four light-based sculptural works illuminate the gallery, evoking a sense of flux. By using the power of reflection and perception to imply and summon a point of disappearance—a threshold is invoked.

The exhibition is on view during Summer 2020
Please contact Volume Gallery to schedule an appointment.