WITH ONE COLOR

curated by Paul Frank McCabe

April 29 – June 29, 2011

WITH ONE COLOR, Van de Weghe Fine Art
April 30 - June 30, 2011, Installation view

WITH ONE COLOR, Van de Weghe Fine Art
April 30 - June 30, 2011, Installation view

WITH ONE COLOR, Van de Weghe Fine Art
April 30 - June 30, 2011, Installation view

WITH ONE COLOR, Van de Weghe Fine Art
April 30 - June 30, 2011, Installation view

WITH ONE COLOR, Van de Weghe Fine Art
April 30 - June 30, 2011, Installation view

SCOTT LYALL
EVE 03112011/15401732, 2011
6-cartridge ink dispersion on powder coated vinyl, adhesive
backing
66 1/2 x 46 3/4 inches (169 x 119 cm)

ROBERT RYMAN
Virtual,1993
Oil and Enamelac on Lumasite
24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

AGOSTINO BONALUMI
Untitled, 1971
Oil on canvas
27 1/2 x 23 1/8 x 7 inches (70 x 59 x 18 cm)

RASHID JOHNSON
Cosmic Slop, 2011
Black soap and wax on board
48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm)

YVES KLEIN
IKB 258, 1959
Dry pigment on paper
8 1/4 x 7 inches (21 x 18 cm)

ANISH KAPOOR
Untitled, 2010
Stainless steel and gold
39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches (100 x 100 x 23 cm)

PIERO MANZONI
Achrome, 1962
Stones on canvas, painted white
11 7/8 x 15 1/2 inches (30 x 39.5 cm)

OLIVIER MOSSET
Untitled (Yellow Cross), 2010
Polyeurethane on canvas
72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)

AARON YOUNG
Landscape (Dusk), 2010
1/2 inch laminated glass with shredded tire, rubber, epoxy resin
84 x 60 inches (213.5 x 152.5 cm)

ROBERT MELEE
Untitled (Gray Curtain), 2011
Enamel on fiberglass
74 x 31 x 5 inches (188 x 79 x 13 cm)

RICHARD ALDRICH
Untitled Green on Grey, 2006
Oil and wax on panel
22 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches (58 x 43 cm)

Press Release

With One Color is an exhibition of unity within diversity, inspired by today’s lack of solidarity, and an ongoing dispersed artistic practice. Bringing together a selection of monochromatic artworks created post 1940 up until present, the show returns to a pure definition of monochrome as a single color that is free from political and modernist connotations. The monochrome becomes a unifying link that cuts through typical chronological and medium-based classifications. Not an historical survey, With One Color is a suggestion of the monochrome’s account of many meanings.

If it is modern masters like Yves Klein and Manzoni that defined the monochrome as the epitome of abstraction, the end of painting, then the show aims at toying with these standards by pairing modern works with contemporary artists. For example, Anish Kapoor’s choice of a singular reflective gold creates a visual effect that includes the viewer, its sensuality runs counter to the Monochromes restrained nature. In the same expansive pace, Aaron Young’s juxtapositions of high and low culture fit paradoxically in the contemplative realm of the monochrome. It is these very contradictions and varied conceptual frameworks that With One Color aims to reveal.

The artists in the exhibition include: Aaron Young, Agostino Bonalumi, Anish Kapoor, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Olivier Mosset, Piero Manzoni, Rashid Johnston, Richard Aldrich, Robert Melee, Robert Ryman, Rudolf Stingel, Scott Lyall, Yves Klein