Ammi Phillips and Mark Rothko—two American artists disparate in time, place, and presentation—both viewed color as a complex language of its own. They used color to invent and investigate depth, to work against the flat plane of the canvas, and to create light. Panelists discuss these two artists’ use of light, including: Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art; Maria Ann Conelli, executive director of the American Folk Art Museum; and Stacy C. Hollander, senior curator of The Seduction of Light exhibit. This event was held by The American Folk Art Museum.
Posted: October 18th, 2008
Ammi Phillips/Mark Rothko: The Seduction of Light