Color Tableaux

  • Color Tableaux
    Lillstreet Art Center’s Rooftop Gallery
    Chicago, IL
    August 18–September 24, 2017

    A series of dyed cotton flags explore both the horizon and the boundless qualities of color. Rectangles and vivid colors form imagined skylines, fusing elements found in design and minimalist painting. However, the extensive process of cutting, sewing, and hand dyeing—inherently defined as craft work and traditionally considered a female role—re-contextualizes the clean, straight lines explored in minimalism. The content, process, and installation present contradicting forces. Color Tableaux exists in the spaces between.

    Photos by Nora Renick Rinehart