With all the shock art and torture porn making the rounds in local galleries, an exhibition of Bauhaus-informed color experimentation will have a hard time pulling in crowds. But we're already anticipating the twee, art-school backlash that will bring us back to the fundamentals of shapes and that colorful character known as Roy G. Biv.
Venezuelan kinetic and op artist Carlos Cruz-Diez began experimenting with color as a participatory event in the 1960s. (Incidentally, he's also one of the three artists chosen to art up the new Marlins stadium.) A collection of his work,"The Embodied Experience of Color," is on exhibit at the Miami Art Museum until June 20. Through his installations, Cruz-Diez hopes to activate the experience of color with walk-in environments called Chromosaturations and chromatic projections that are triggered by movement. When was the last time any of your moves set off rainbows of colors? Trip the light fantastic this Sunday.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 20. Continues through June 20, 2010