“Grisaille” Exhibition

Leila Heller Gallery (Chelsea)

poster for “Grisaille” Exhibition

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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there..

Taking a monochromatic grey palette as its organizing principle, this exhibition reveals the emergence of that which subtracts or divides in the work of artists from around the globe. Originally derived from a 19th century term for monochrome painting, especially the portrayal of three dimensional objects in three dimensional form, the gris or grisaille is updated in this exhibition to reflect the embattled gesture of not simply the monochromatic, but also any opposition to color as such, in at once its aesthetic and political modes. Between the black and the white, the left or the right, the gray emerges as terrain, a field of non-color, itself marked by color’s emergence or withdrawal. This space is often, though not always political: a draining away or a surging forward. It is also in some way, for each artist, this terrain of the gray represents either the space of negative chroma, opposition, lack of life—or a desired place of meeting, ‘out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing’ (as Rumi states above), a shade of gray from which the very possibility of color might emerge.

Shiva Ahmadi
Yasmina Alaoui
Ayad Alkadhi
Afruz Amighi
Reza Aramesh
Shoja Azari & Shahram Karimi
Bruce High Quality Foundation
Seth Cameron
Arthur Carter
Noor Ali Chagani
Dilip Chobisa
Reza Derakshani
Nick Farhi
Rachel Lee Hovnanian
Nir Hod
Jay Young Jeong
Pouran Jinchi
Ali Kazim
Joseph Kosuth
Liane Lang
Farideh Lashai
Annie Morris
Shirin Neshat
Enoc Perez
Dan Witz
Firooz Zahedi



from September 07, 2017 to October 14, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-09-07 from 18:00 to 20:00

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