Beloved Red and Shimmering Shapes? Color, Form, and Sound in Art

Date: Saturdays, till 20 January, 2018

Time:  4:00pm-5:00pm

Location:  Fire Station Education Studio #4




Red hearts symbolize love, blue is boys color, and we drive when the traffic light turns green. Why is this the case? Square or circle—which shapes do we know and what effect do they have on us? As on Islamic tiles or kelim rugs, patterns and shapes repeat themselves, conceal one another, and interlace. Together we go on a voyage of discovery through a world of colors and shapes. We encounter Josef Albers’ red squares, the colorful chaos in Imi Knoebel’s “dragon drawings,” and the colored stripes on Gerhard Richter’s German flag. Some pictures seem to feel cold or warm or to visually “step out of themselves.” They can shimmer like desert sand or have the visual effect of a sculpture. We ask ourselves whether pictures can be loud like a siren or very quiet like the rustling of a palm tree in summer wind. We record all of our observations and impressions while moving through the exhibition and subsequently in the workshop setting create our own worlds of color and form using various painting and collage techniques.