This week, I returned to the Wichita Art Museum eager to visit the exhibition: Learning to See: Josef Albers and The Interaction of Color.
This small exhibition pulls work from the museum’s permanent collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Albers’ now-classic publication, The Interaction of Color. Albers’ book and formalist artwork explore color relationships, asserting that how we perceive color is highly dependent on its surroundings. Albers’ assertion is correct, as evidenced by the unfortunate display of his work in the Vollmer Gallery.
Andrea Ackerman, 'Rose Breathing', 2003. 3D Computer animation, stereo sound, projector, 34-second continuous loop, dimensions variable. San Jose Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds contributed by the Museum’s Collection Committee. Courtesy Wichita Art Museum.
Charles Lee, 'Dissipative System', 2010. Diamond ink jet print, 27 x 30 in. Courtesy of Bios Design Collective and the Art Works for Change traveling exhibition, Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention
Over the Labor Day weekend, the Ulrich Museum opened their new fall exhibition: Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the human impact on the environment.
Randy Regier has given the ground floor of the Sterling Water Systems building, at Market and William, an installation featuring his signature post-war Americana style centering on the theme, “The Future of the Public Library.”