Sunday, May 3, 2009

Friday 5/8: The New Color @ 87Florida

On view from May 8-9, 2009 at 87 Florida Ave NW, The New Color presents images from the Corcoran College of Art + Design’s innovative Color Portfolio Development course led by photographer and professor Terri Weifenbach. As Andy Grundberg writes in the foreword to the exhibition’s catalog, “every generation has the opportunity to create new art that speaks to its particular moment in history and culture.” The New Color displays six artists’ take on that moment as seen through the rich possibilities of light recorded on color film – a rapidly disappearing discipline in the digital era.

The class afforded a unique atmosphere as a hybrid independent study/seminar, and began with a basic focus on intensive color printing of self-designed projects. Each of the six artists’ unique perspective then developed into a group of images reflecting his or her own conception of the opportunities inherent in the color photographic process. Collectively, they present a vision of the present which, coming from the minds of emerging artists, presages the visual landscape of the future.

Featuring Corcoran photography majors:

Jake Dingman
Carrie Greenwood
William Knipscher
Caitlin Lennon
Collin Sundt
Michelle Yo

Curated by Civilian Art Projects and Terri Weifenbach

A catalog of the show will be available for $10, which includes a foreword written by Andy Grundberg.

Refreshments will be served, $2 donation appreciated.

The New Color is a partnership exhibition with Civilian Art Projects and 87FLORIDA, an alternative art space in a dynamic neighborhood of northwest Washington.

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