BLACK & WHITE

To make an image black and white is to simplify it. You take away multiple variations and mixtures of color that can be produced from the color wheel, and reduce them all to a pallet that is limited between two extremes.

At the same time that this restructuring of the visual spectrum simplifies what is available to work with, it also exacerbates internal contrast. Perhaps this is the reason that when choosing to depict subjects that are profound in their importance or gravitas, we may tend to consider conveying them in black & white.

As it so happens, works in this exhibit of black & white art did not shy away from depicting potent subject matter. Peter Pracilio’s “This Is Not A Toy” (2018), a 1:1 model of an AR-15, is placed across from Christine Heller’s works from her 2006 installation “In Our Name: Iraqi Children In War”. While these works were executed in black & white, the issues in our society that they bring to light are riddled with layers of grey.

This exhibition seeks to display the individuality of the artists who are showing their work. Looking about one is immediately met with contrasting shapes, subject matter, and mediums that have been employed by each person present. By limiting the pallets of the artists’ to be all the same, we are better able to see the importance of their statements.  

Exhibition Checklist

CHRISTINE HELLER

Portrait of Iraqi Child, 2006, Paint on scrim, 6’ x 6’   

Two Friezes of Disappearing Children , 2006, Paint on canvas, Each 3’ x 13’

Horse, 1986, Fiberglass over chicken wire and steel armature , 5’ x 5’ x 2’

Series: Stories in Black and White, 2008, Acrylic on paper, Each: 18” x 12” (unframed), Each:  25" x 19" (framed)

  1. Boy In Rain  

  2. Standing Child 

  3. The Man Who Looked at the Ground 

  4. The Man Who Looked Down 

  5. The Man Who Looked Into The Fog 

  6. The Man Who Moved His Arms 

  7. The Man Who Ran 

  8. The Man Who Started to Move 

  9. The Man Who Walked Away 

  10. The One Who Moved to The Edge 

  11. The Woman Who Looked Away 

  12. The Woman Who Moved to the Side 

  13. The Woman Who Stood Still 

  14. The Woman Who Was Pulled Away 

PETER F. PRACILIO

Wings, 2016, Silkcreen on masonite, 48” x 16” 

This is not a toy, 2018, Mixed media , 36” x 53”

Untitled, 2018, Resin, Mixed Media,  17” x 17” x 14” 

Raven, 2018, Jet Black Swarovski Crystal Elements Mixed Media, 4” x 4” x 14” 

Rabbit (Jet Black), 2018, Jet black Swarovski crystal elements, mixed media, 7” x 14” x 16” 

Mirror #002, 2018, Mixed media, 16” x 14”

BRENDON HALL

Guitar, 2018, Mixed media, 14.5” x 42” x 4”

One Wing, 2018, Ink on paper, 9” x 12”

Live Footage Of Emotional Baggage, 2018, Ink on paper, 9” x 12”

Flat Staircase, 2018, Ink on paper, 8.5” x 11”

Trouble Breathing In The Honest Altitude, 2018, Ink on paper, 9.5” x 8.75”

Snoitcurtsni, 2018, Ink on paper, 8.5” x 11”

I Am Not What I Show Though I Am That Too, 2016-2018, Ink on paper, 17” x 14”

ELISE RISE

Achilles and Tortoise learn that motion unexists , 2019, Ink and pencil on paper, 11” x 14”

Searching for Record Player Omega to play tortoise’s unplayable record, 2019, Ink and pencil on paper, 11” x 14”

ELIZABETH KENISON

Wrestling Steel, 2012, Conte crayon, charcoal, & graphite on paper, 30” x 22”

PAT LANE

Desert Landscape No. 5, 2018, Grip tape on panel, 7.75” x 7.75” x 1.5”

Panther, 2018, Paper, cardboard, and plaster, 11.5” x 9.5” x 4”

Bird, 2018, Paper, cardboard, and plaster, 6.5” x 14” x 4.5”

Frog, 2018, Paper, cardboard, and plaster, 8.25” x 10” x 3”

Tickhampton, 2018, Linoleum block print, 9” x 11”

ALEX COPPOLA

Flux in Christ, 2015, Ink on paper, monotype print, 22.5” x 29.75”

DAVID MCNAMARA

Minor Faults, 2018, Burned wood, acrylic paint, wood panel, 24”x36”

The sum of what was lost, 2018, Burned wood, acrylic paint, wood panel, 24”x36”

Broken change, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, wood panel, 24”x36”

Before We Separate , 2018, Burned wood, acrylic paint, wood panel, 24”x36”

GEORGIA LAMAIR

Joshua Tree, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, fishing line, 23.5” x 29”

KATE NIELSON

Memory Culture, 2019, Acrylic on paper, 16 x 16in (framed)

JAMES MATSON

Monorizon, 2019, Acrylic on panel, 76” x 42”

Panorama One, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 15’ x 4’

JANKY PAINTING

Grant (My Favourite President), 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 24” x 30”

(0034) VALET By Janky, 2019, Mixed Media, 25” x 35.5” x 28”

Photography Checklist

Jen Vos

Lorene, 2018, Digital Photography, 11” x 14” 

George, 2018, Digital Photography, 11” x 14”

Harris, 2018, Digital Photography, 11” x 14”

Gander, 2018, Digital Photography, 20” x 30”

Hyde, 2018, Digital Photography, 20” x 30”

CHARLES CLARK III

La Sonrisa Preciosa, 2018, Digital Photography, 17” x 11”  

Viejo Sol , 2018, Digital Photography, 17” x 11”  

MIKALA GALLO

Swaddling , 2018, Silver print, 120 mm film, 16" x 16"

Morning Reflections, 2018, Silver Print, 120 mm film, 16" x 16"

Evening Chat, 2018, Silver Print, 120 mm film, 16" x 16" 

Savannah , 2018, Silver print, 120 mm film, 11” x 14”

Jess Solarized, 2014, Silver print, 35 mm film, 11” x 14”

Mom, 2014, Silver print, 35 mm film, 16" x 20”

ROBUSTUS PHOTOGRAPHY

Barn Window 1, 2016, Digital Photography, 16” x 24"

Barn Window 2, 2016, Digital Photography, 12” x 24"

Take Control, 2016, Digital Photography, 16” x 24"