Saturday, 15 November 2008
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ, 'CROMOSATURATION' AT AMERICAS SOCIETY
Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)formed by Color will feature Cromosaturación, a site-specific environment designed by the artist for Americas Society’s gallery. Initially conceived of in 1965, this groundbreaking artwork consists of three separate light-infused color chambers of red, green, and blue. The true content of the work involves the visitor walking into, through, and around the shifting chromatic space, and its interaction over time with his or her own physical movement. The exhibition will also present 20 of Cruz-Diez’ early Fisicromías, a series of changeable chromatic structures produced from 1959 onward. These will offer insight into the thinking process behind the artist’s exploration of the liberating, participatory experience of color as a physical presence.