SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER (detail)  silkscreen & oil alkyd enamel on panel, each element 96" x 4" x 2", overall 96" x 316" x 12", The Bohen Foundation, 2004

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER

The names attached to colors by commercial paint companies tend to sort themselves into three broad categories: names that relate to space ("Blue Yonder"); to time ("October Sky") and to the weather ("Tempest Blue"). Fragments of the names appear on the right side of each color bar, fragments of code on the left.

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER (detail) 2004

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER

300 SUNSETS (detail)  oil-based alkyd enamel ink and paint on panel, 30 elements, each 96" x 4" x 2", installed 96" x 236" x 12", 2003

Three hundred commercial paint colors, marginally different, each named for some aspect of the setting sun. Fragments of those names on one edge of the piece, fragments of their code numbers on the other. Both cut loose from the color they refer to, or not – impossible to say. The space between the color bars equal to the color bars themselves.

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER

 

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER

67 UNNAMED BLUES  alkyd enamel on panel, 4" x 288" x 2.25", 2002, collection Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT

SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER

COLOR BAR V  alkyd enamel on panel, 4" x 96" x 2.25", 2002