Ed Moses,  Racko No. 2 , 1995,

Ed Moses, Racko No. 2, 1995,

This eclectic grouping of contemporary black and white drawings, digital media, photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures are gathered together for this exhibition from the Frederick R. Weisman  Art Foundation. In color theory black and white are complete opposites. In scientific terms, where color is determined through the visible spectrum of light, black is the absorption, or absence, of all visible light; and white is the reflection, or presence, of it.  When color is determined through pigment, or molecular coloring agents, the reverse is true – black is the presence of all colors, and white is their absence. Given that how we see color is interpreted differently within each of our brains, limiting the palette in this way creates high contrast that has a big impact on the viewer. Monochromatic works were sometimes inspired by the varying shades of gray and also sepia tones in photography. This exhibition features artists who have explored the formal, conceptual, technical, and material possibilities of black-and-white and "in between."

~ Billie Milam Weisman

   Director, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation


Artists and Works in the exhibition:

March 11 - May 27, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, Lita - California Sunrise - 1977 - oil on Kimdura paper

ARNOLDI, Charles - COLUMN - 1995 - acrylic on canvas

ARTSCHWAGER, Richard - Chair and Window - 1983 - acrylic on Celotex

BELL, Larry - MSMSBK #108 (Medium Size Mirage Study, Black, #108) - 1993 - mixed media on black denim

BELL, Larry - Untitled (Vapor Drawing) - 1983 - metal vapor on paper

BERG, Kelly - Strato - 2014 - acrylic on canvas

BERRESHEIM, Tim - Condition Tidiness. Rude Fish I - 2008 - Diasec

BERRESHEIM, Tim - Condition Tidiness. Rude Wig I - 2008 - Diasec

BITZER, Matthias - Untitled (Ectoplasma Series) - 2005 - aerosol on paper

CABESSA, Miriam - Black and White - 2009 - oil on linen

CAFFERY, Debbie Fleming - God Be With You - 2005 - silver gelatin print

COLSON, Greg - Solar System Study - 1996 - lithograph

COUZENS, Julia - AB OVO (FROM THE BEGINNING) - 1992 - charcoal

DAVY, Woods - Tutel Peech - 2002 - watercolor, smoke & oil stick on paper

DONOVAN, Tara - UNTITLED - 2000 - etching ink on twinroller handmade paper

DONOVAN, Tara - UNTITLED - 2001 - handmade paper printed from adding machine paper

EVANS, Ned - Pikionis - 2001 - mixed media & acrylic on canvas

FORREST, Brian - Sullivan Canyon No. 20 - 2006 - lightjet print mounted on plexiglass

FRANCIS, Sam - Untitled - 1995 - lithograph

GLEASON, Jimi - Ace of Spades - 2013 - silver deposits and acrylic on canvas

GOODE, Joe - Drive By (from Smokey Joe's Houses) - 2011 - powdered pigment and fixatif on handmade Japanese paper

GOODE, Joe - Milk Bottle Photo 6 - 2004 - Sumi ink and photograph on Washi paper

GOODE, Joe - Sky and Milk Bottle Diptych 1 - 2005 - archival digital print

GOODE, Joe - UNTITLED (X-RAY SERIES) - 1976 - charcoal on paper

HANSEN, Channing - K2: KW:09 - 2015 – mixed media

HANSEN, Channing - K2:AR:03 - 2015 – mixed media

HEINO, Steve - Untitled - 1991 - mixed media

HILL, Charles Christopher - Africa - 1990 - acrylic on canvas

JOHNS, Jasper - Target (Portfolio for Meyer Schapiro) - 1973 - color serigraph

JOHNS, Jasper - Two Flags - 1980 - lithograph

KIM, SeungJoo - Wonder Ruler B - 2012 - mother of pearl, lacquer, wood

KOSTABI, Mark - DREAM TEAM - 1984 - oil on canvas

KOSTABI, Mark - GALORE - 1983 - oil on canvas

KUSANAGI, Shinpei - the ally - 2017 - acrylic on canvas

LAZZARINI, Robert - Untitled (Drapery Drawings) - 2004 - graphite on paper

LAZZARINI, Robert - Untitled (Drapery Drawings) - 2004 - graphite on paper

LAZZARINI, Robert - Untitled (Drapery Drawings) - 2004 - graphite on paper

LEMAY, Eugene - Camouflage - 2013 - digital print on stretched canvas

LODATO, Peter - Untitled - 2004 - gouache and gesso on paper

MILLER, Brad - Bubble Shadows Image No. 4 - 2016 - photogram print

MILLER, Brad - Bubble Shadows Image No. 19 - 2016 - photogram print

MILLER, Brad - Ice Shadows Image No. 15 - 2016 - photogram print

MILLER, Brad - Wave Shadows Image No. 2 - 2009 - photogram print

MILLER, Brad - Wave Shadows Image No. 5 - 2009 - photogram print

 

MORELAND, Robert - Untitled, Black - 2015 - canvas and wood

MOSES, Andy - Tale of the Dragon - 2003 - acrylic on canvas

MOSES, Andy - Transmutation of Space 103 - 2007 - acrylic on canvas

MOSES, Andy - Vortex 101 - 2011 - acrylic on canvas

MOSES, Ed - Racko No. 2 - 1995 - acrylic and oil on canvas

MOSES, Ed - Umbre/Black - 2012 - mixed media on canvas

MOSES, Ed - UNTITLED (SET OF NINE DRAWINGS) - 1979 - india ink on bond paper

MULLER, Manfred - Echo - 2008 - oil pastel and oil paint on Fabriano paper

MULLER, Manfred - Olympic Boulevard 2004 - 2004 - oil pastel and watercolor on Fabriano paper

MULLER, Manfred - Olympic Boulevard 2008 - 2008 - oil pastel on manila paper

MULLER, Manfred - Palacio de Memoria 2004 - 2004 - oil painted suede on manila paper

MULLER, Manfred - Prelude White No. 301 - 2005 - oil on paper

MULLER, Manfred - Prelude White No. 302 - 2005 - oil on paper

OKURA, Jiro - BLACK PLANET - 1970 - lacquer on wood

PELIAS, Deborah - Hookum - 2006 - acrylic on canvas

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - 11-81-L-24A #3 - 1951-53, printed 1979-81 - Silver gelatin print

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - Boat 5-79-U-14 #3 - 1951-53, printed 1979-81 - Silver gelatin print

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - Interior 5-79-P-29-A #2 - 1951-53, printed 1979-81 - Silver gelatin print

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - Madrid Park 1952 (I) #2 - 1951-53, printed 1979-81 - Silver gelatin print

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - Noname (Elephant) from the portfolio For Meyer Schapiro - 1973 - solvent transfer from broken stone

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - Rome Wall 1953 #2 - 1951-53, printed 1979-81 - Silver gelatin print

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - Tree 5-79-U-28A #2 - 1951-53, printed 1979-81 - Silver gelatin print

RAUSCHENBERG, Robert - Truck 10-81-A #1 - 1951-53, printed 1979-81 - Silver gelatin print

REY, Michael - Pineapple Grit No. 36 (tête-à-tête) - 2014 - powder-coated steel

RIEGELMAN, Nancy - Untitled - 2007 - graphite on canvas

RUSCHA, Edward - BLANK SIGNS - 2004 - portfolio of four etchings with aquatint

SABAN, Analia - Ink on Paper with Ruptures: Brushstroke - 2011 - laser-cut paper and ink on paper

STANDISH, Robert - Falls - 2012 - 13 - oil on canvas

STANDISH, Robert - Untitled (Black and White Series) - 2012 - 13 - oil on panel

STONE, Greg - Paranoiaplatz - 2004 - tar on paper, mounted on aluminum

VAN PELT, Alison - Bird - 2002 - oil on wood panel

VILLALOBOS, Luis Alfonso - Blow - 2011 - ink on canvas

VILLALOBOS, Luis Alfonso - Hare, Pheasant and Hummingbirds (Homefront, FPS#) - 2011 - ink on paper

WARHOL, Andy - Untitled (Portfolio for Meyer Schapiro) - 1973 - color serigraph

WOELFFER, Emerson - Untitled - 1980 - clay sculpture on stone base

WOELFFER, Emerson - Untitled - 1979 - clay sculpture on wooden base

WOELFFER, Emerson - Untitled - 1981 - clay sculpture on wooden base