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Color Exchange

Metaphor Contemporary Art
382 Atlantic Avenue, 718-254-9126
Brooklyn Misc.
March 27 - April 26, 2009
Reception: Friday, March 27, 6 - 9 PM
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metaphor contemporary art is pleased to announce the exhibition COLOR EXCHANGE: BERLIN / NEW YORK featuring the work of four painters; Gabriele Evertz, Julian Jackson, Susanne Jung and Gabriele Schade-Hasenberg. This exhibition was organized by Gabriele Evertz and Galerie Parterre in Berlin, where it was on view in Berlin January 28 – March 1, 2009. The exhibition is accompanied by a full color brochure catalog in English and German with an essay by the eminent Berlin contemporary color theorist and art historian, Dr. Matthias Bleyl, published by Galerie Parterre, Berlin. The exhibition was supported in part by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department.

The reception is Friday, March 27, from 6-9 pm, at 382 Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond Streets in downtown Brooklyn. Gallery hours are Sat & Sun: 12-6 and by appointment.

These four painters, two from Berlin, two from New York, stake out unique positions on the nature of color’s impact on our psyche, extending the bounderies of the objective laws of color behavior in order to make for surprising and subjective experiences. As Gabriele Evertz states in her curatorial statement; “This phenomenological approach insists on the primacy of the viewer’s dynamic experience. [each artist is] concerned with a systematic investigation of color phenomena based on scientific inquiry and perceptual observation. What unites all four artists is their adherence to color as the sole content in painting, which allows for pictorial elements to be organized according to sensations… much in the manner of Albers, Reinhardt, and Rothko. Upon reflection, sympathetic insights can turn into perceptive revelations.” As Dr. Matthias Bleyl states in his catalog notes; “both New Yorkers [Evertz, Jackson], despite their individual styles, tend towards a polychromatic palette, whereas both Berliners [ Jung, Schade-Hasenberg], tend towards a restrained, almost monochromatic color scheme.”

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