Juried by Marcia E. Vetrocq
Opening Reception: Friday, March 15th 6-9PM
The color blue has an extensive and rich artistic history, exerting its power on humanity’s social, religious, and aesthetic imagination from ancient times onwards. Out of the medieval era, various shades of blue came to signify royalty, religious purity, romance, sadness, and the great expanses of nature. In the 20th century, the rise of monochrome and the advent of space photography further expanded the blue’s aesthetic domain. That being said, what’s new in blue? Our call seeks to further this exploration of color in contemporary practice. Works in traditional and new media are invited, as are the freshest and freest ideas.
About the Juror:
Marcia E. Vetrocq is a visual arts specialist, educator, and editorial consultant who has published extensively on modern and contemporary art. From 1998 she was an editor at the magazine Art in America (editor-in-chief, 2008–2011). She has taught in graduate programs at the University of New Orleans, Columbia University, and Montclair State, and is currently on the adjunct faculty of Pratt’s MFA program. Recent publications in The Brooklyn Rail include reviews of exhibitions by Allison Miller and Hew Locke. She holds degrees in art history from Princeton (BA) and Stanford (PhD).
Abe Abe, Kristen, Adamczyk, Frankie Alduino, Won Seok Chang, Claudia Cortinez, Carole D Inverno, Michael Darough, Johanna Evans, Rebecca Knoll, Ichin Lin, Kaitlin Meese, David Ordóñez Lacayo, Preetal Shah, Erin Smith, Yingwan Sun, Ella Weber, Marcellus