Artist’s Proof Presents The Theory of Color: A Two-Part Exhibition

By Editorial Team on May 1, 2018
Saya Behnam, Saffron reflection. Courtesy of Artist’s Proof Gallery.
Opening Reception: May 5 from 5pm to 8pm

In all of the elements of art, perhaps the most obvious would be the influence of color. Due to colors’ visceral characteristics, the interpretation of the artist’s intent is often immediate because of the cultural and emotional associations induced by a particular color or lack thereof. Artist’s Proof will be exploring the intricacies of color in The Theory of Color – a two-part exhibition this Spring.

In May, the gallery switches direction to present works in which color and the attributed emotions to them is the predominant influence on the artists’ intention. The highly abstract works encourage the viewer to interpret the work through their impressions, cultural influences and memories associated with the colors they view. Iranian-American painter Saya Behnam will be conducting a workshop on how she sources, tests and uses natural pigments, such as saffron and crushed lapis lazuli stones, in her art at the opening reception on May 5, 2018, from 4-6 pm.

Artist’s Proof is located at 1533 Wisconsin Ave. NW. For more information, visit