Saturday, November 9th!Albert & Heirs
Albers & Heirs: Josef Albers, Neil Welliver, and Jane Davis Doggett
In many ways, color defines the world, it is present in every facet of life. It also can mean a thousand different things at once. Think of the color red: one person might see the
vibrance of a red pepper, another the soothing of a the red in a sunset, or another the rage of red in a fire.
In Elliott Museum’s new exhibit running through February 3rd, Albers& Heirs: Josef Albers, Neil Welliver and Jane Davis Doggett, the language of color is explored through the work of these three vital artists. Joseph Albers’, a pioneer of 20th century modernism, was an artist, an educator, and took the study of color to a new level, seeking to “make open the eyes.” A number of Albers’ prints will be on display, as well as the work of two of his students; Neil Welliver and Jane Davis Doggett. Welliver and Doggett mastered Albers’ discipline of the interaction of color, but made it, in decidedly different ways, central to their work. In this eye-popping exhibit, visitors will experience color in a decidedly new way: color as sacred language, color as layer, color as composition. Just as ears hear different tones of music, so do the eyes see and experience different tones and levels in the visual music of color.
ALBERT & HEIRS EXHIBIT