color felt

In Color Felt, I take a subjective and social angle toward color, using translation as a metaphor for rethinking its relationship to emotional states. I spent several months gathering answers to a question I posed in social media: If you were to translate your current status into a color, what would it be? The answers found their way into grids of contrasting, fleeting, emotional states, embodied in paint. The installation, using color felt, extends the plasticity of paint closer to the viewer with its tactile surface, introducing a soft, receptive quality to unsettle the language of hard-edge abstraction.
Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles, June/July 2013. Photo credit: Gene Ogami.
Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, September 2013. Photo credit: Debbie Rasiel.

 

color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]
Installation with paintings, all 63"x76", text on vinyl and felt.

 

color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]

 

color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]

 

color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]

 

color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]

 

color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]

color felt

"Color Felt" Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]


color felt

"Color Felt" Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York City [2013]