homage to the color wheel

Ruth’s Table, San Francisco, CA | September 2019

In Homage to the Wheel of Color, fourteen Bay Area artists continue the legacy of Bauhaus by delving into studies and experimentation with color theories, helping us gain new insights and appreciation of the complex phenomenon of color.

Drawing on the theories of the greatest color thinkers, the exhibition examines color’s relationship with shape, material, light, and sound, highlighting its importance in enhancing, altering and guiding the viewer’s experience.

From intricate chromatic paintings that tangle the illusion of two-dimensional space to light sculptures that use color as an encoding, manipulating large data sets to create eye-popping optical effects, the exhibition showcases a spectrum of effort to use color as a tool to play with perception and illusion.