Findlay Galleries is proud to present our Red Group Exhibition on view at Findlay Galleries, New York, from Tuesday, February 1st, to Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. Following our successful 2019 exhibition Yellow, Red is the 2nd iteration of our series exhibitions focusing on the implications of colors and how they are used.
The exhibition takes an in-depth look at the color red and how it is employed by our roster of artists, finding similarities in composition, mark-making, and overall feeling. For example, without closer examination, the viewer could easily overlook the affinities found in the paint application and color choices between Abstract Expressionist Leonard Nelson and painter of the Hanoi School Vu Cao Dam. Nelson uses red abstractly to create harmonies with color and stir the viewer’s emotion, while Vu Cao Dam uses it more literally, applying it to figures and landscapes. Most would never think to find parallels among such disparate artists, yet there are many. It shows us that the founding principles of art-making and color theory are always at play.
Red is also a celebration of the color and a couple of its representations – Love and luck. For February, marking the beginning of the Lunar New Year and being the month of Valentine’s Day, red is the perfect color to showcase.
“Our exhibition “Red” underlines the strength, assertiveness, and understated nuances found in paintings completed in a predominantly red palette. Including works by Emile Othon Friesz, Robert Natkin, John Ferren, Ronnie Landfield and more, a great many canvases from our stable of artists have made expressive and impressive use of the color.”