Past Event

Color Films

Curated by Pamela Fraser and John Neff

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street

Color Films Primary

The film and video works gathered in Color Films aren’t just in color, they’re about color. Like the exhibition Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations), the sequence of works in the screening inventories unusual technical approaches to the use of color in contemporary art, but also creates a total experience that demonstrates the varied emotional and referential potentials of those technical means. Additionally, the films and videos all share an investment in locating color within lived experience such as Donegan’s stroll through a garish mall or Paul’s transformation of everyday activities into phantasms in three-color-separation. 


  • Stan Brakhage, The Dante Quartet, 1987, 16mm film, 8:00 min.
  • James Bidgood, Pink Narcissus, 1971, video, 10:00 min. excerpt.
  • Peggy Ahwesh, The Color of Love, 1994, 16mm film transferred to video, 10:00 min.
  • John Kramer, Carrie Yellow, 1998, video, 3:46 min.
  • Paul Dickinson, Infrared Nail Pull, 1998, video, 4:00 min.
  • Nova Paul, Pink and White Terraces, 2006, 16mm film transferred to video, 8:00 min.
  • Cheryl Donegan, Flushing, 2004, video, 4:00 min.

Total Running Time: 48:00 min.

Image: Nova Paul, Pink and White Terraces, 2006, 16mm film transferred to DVD, 8:00 min. (still).