CA: San Jose

WHERE: San Jose Museum of Art.

“Nobody Wins Who Fights Alone” by Markus Linnenbrink, epoxy resin and pigment on wood, 48 × 84 inches, 2009, Gift of the Anorcase Foundation and Patricia Sweetow.

WHEN: Through January 13, 2013.


TITLE:  Local Color

BRIEF ABOUT: From the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibit explores the primacy of color in a range of works, from Alexander Calder’s whimsical mobiles to Elmer Bischoff’s luscious, light-filled canvases to David Levinthal’s slick, color-saturated photographs of Barbie dolls, as well as  work by Josef Albers, Fletcher Benton, Ellen Carey, Mary Corse, Tony DeLap, Sam Francis, Sonia Gechtoff, James Hayward, Paul Jenkins, Amy Kaufman, Markus Linnenbrink, Nathan Oliveira, Raimonds Strapans, Amy Trachtenberg, and Patrick Wilson, among others.

     Viewers are encouraged to look at color as content.  How does color play into your intuitive experience of a work of art?  What are some of the ways artists use color as the subject of their work? From the color of our cars to the colors we choose to wear, one thing is certain: our preference for particular colors is a personal one.


     About: The San Jose Museum of Art is a distinguished museum of modern and contemporary art and a lively center of arts activity in Silicon Valley. The leading institution in the area dedicated to the art of our time, SJMA is committed to providing access for its extraordinarily diverse populations and to pioneering new approaches to interpretation.

     Established in 1969, SJMA presents art ranging from modern masterpieces to recent works by young, emerging artists. The Museum’s permanent collection—1,400 varied artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries—has a special focus on West Coast art, seen in an national and international context.

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