In the Absence of Color
May 17 – July 13, 2019
After our successful Color Spectrum show, Bentley Gallery proudly presents In the Absence of Color as a counterpoint. We show works by artists that use a monochrome palette; in doing so we are able to focus on elements such as composition, value, gesture, and form. Whether it’s a hard edge drawn with charcoal, a sprinkling of paint or built up residue from smoke, the restrained use of color becomes the unifying thesis.
Bentley Gallery invites you to view in person the endless subtlety of values found in black and the remarkable visual range of white. As color denotes fleeting fashion, black and white makes a bold classic statement that expresses timelessness. The variation of medium and technique from each artist is wide-ranging, however, the craftsmanship and conceptual insight are constant.