While thinking about Kim Eichler-Messmer’s color wheel quilt currently on display in the Dramatic Chromatic, I figured to look at some other quilts out there. I’ve heard of Gee’s Bend quilts before but I really had no idea just how amazing these things are.
Playing off one of the works included in Amy’s previous post on “Yellow” I wanted to post two images of a piece by Nick Van Woert. Nick is a sculptor living in Brooklyn and is highly engaged in a process that explores the parallels between materials, found objects, and the tools of rituals. More of his work can be found on his website.
Bryan Hiott discusses the work of William Eggleston (widely considered to be the father of the contemporary snapshot aesthetic a la Juergen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans). You can download it as a pdf from Hyperion – an online publication devoted to philosophy and art:
“There is a quality to Eggleston’s images that leaves one with the notion of a story unfolding beyond the edges of the print, that one image is not isolated, but part of a stream. Color functions in Eggleston’s work on a broad sensory level, engaging the viewer in a way that black and white could not. His images evoke the feeling of heat under a glaring summer sun, the taste of highway diner food, the sound of blues music, the aroma of wisteria, and the pungent smell of earth after rain.”
I have research a handful of quotes by famous figures addressing their views on color. These quotes include similar and contrasting views, many which are shared by our artists in Dramatic Chromatic.