Red

“There is something wrong, irresponsible, and mindless about color, something impossible to control.”
Ad Reinhardt, 1960

“If one says ‘red’ (the name of a color) and there are 50 people listening, it can be expected that there will be 50 reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.”
Josef Albers, Interaction of Color, 1963

George Romney, Portrait of the Honorable Francis North, 4th Earl of Guilford, 1780.

George Romney, Portrait of the Honorable Francis North, 4th Earl of Guilford, 1780.

“Language is like red paint. It’s totally dependent upon how it’s used, where it’s used.”
Lawrence Weiner, “The Possibility of Language Functioning as a Representation of Non Metaphorical Reality, e.g. Art,” 1997

“It’s funny how the colors of the, like, real world only seem really real when you viddy [see] them on a screen.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange, 1962

Roy Lichtenstein, Untitled, from the portfolio The New York Collection for Stockholm, 1973.

Roy Lichtenstein, Untitled, from the portfolio The New York Collection for Stockholm, 1973.

 “Art is not about explanations. Art is not about solutions. Art is about taking empirical reality and presenting it.”
Lawrence Weiner, “The Possibility of Language Functioning as a Representation of Non Metaphorical Reality, e.g. Art,” 1997

“No immediate feeling can be attributed to color. Nothing can be identified…. If there were an identifiable feeling to red or to red and black together they would not be usable to me.”
Donald Judd, “Some Aspects of Color in General and Red and Black in Particular,” 1994

Gene Davis, Equinox, 1965.

Gene Davis, Equinox, 1965.

Excerpts from the exhibition brochure for Red by Stephen Leet (Friday, September 20, 2013)

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