“Floor Van de Velde: Variations on ColorFields”
The McIninch Art Gallery, located in Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University, presents “Floor van de Velde: Variations on ColorFields” from November 8-21, 2019. There will be an opening reception and artist talk on Friday, November 8 at 6 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
“Variations on Colorfields” reinterprets the central ideas of non-objective art, particularly the color field movement and post painterly abstraction in luminous three-dimensional form and explores the perception and tension between light and color. Like rhythm and tempo in music, the dance between light and color can induce vibrations, pulse and movement. The light sculptures in this series explore energy in color: the objective is not to focus on the objects alone, but to produce sensations of color movements in the eye of the beholder, vibrations that allow the observer to experience the conditions of perception itself and to experience color as a language of rhythm.
Floor van de Velde (b. Belgium) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Boston. Her work is guided by her interests in sculpture, light, and sonic art. She gravitates towards precision-oriented, systematic, and reductionist approaches to art-making. She is Professor of the Practice in sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.