DATE & TIME
Thursday 2nd March 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Waddington Custot Gallery, 11-12 Cork St, Mayfair, London W1S 3LT
This event is organised in partnership with
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Where would the Impressionists have been without the invention of portable paint tubes that enabled them to paint outdoors? Who would have heard of Andy Warhol without silkscreen printing? Technology has been providing artists with new ways to express themselves for a very long time.
Still, over the past few decades, art and tech have become more interconnected than ever before, whether it’s through providing new ways to mix different types of media, allowing more human interaction or simply making the process of creating it easier.
Jean-Francois Cécillon, Managing Director at Waddington Custot Gallery, will welcome us and present the latest exhibition ‘Colour Is’.
Curator Nicolas ed Oliveira will explain how to appreciate and understand.
Nicolas de Oliveira is a curator, writer and academic who has published numerous books on Installation art and individual artists’ monographs. He is Course Leader of the Masters Programme Curating the Contemporary at London Metropolitan University in partnership with Whitechapel Gallery. He was the co-founder of the Museum of Installation and has run several independent galleries curating a wide range of exhibitions, as well as running an independent imprint, the Mulberry Tree Press. His languages include Portuguese, German, Spanish and English.
THE SHOW: COLOUR IS
Waddington Custot Gallery is pleased to present ‘Colour is’, a group exhibition which focuses on the wide-ranging and sometimes contradictory investigations of colour by artists from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The exhibition draws together painting and sculpture from an international group of artists who consider colour central to their practice.
As the exhibition will show, the artistic investigation of colour is still a fertile ground for exploration and, whilst an immense amount has been done, the conversation is still ongoing.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue which includes an ongoing project by David Batchelor, a collection of thoughts on colour from notable thinkers and artists from antiquity to the present day.