Curator's Selection: A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE | Group Exhibition
Of all the fixtures of the artist’s palette, blue is the most chimerical. A product of unchecked human imagination, the earliest blues—Egyptian frit, woad, indigo and ultramarine—were borne of the shared desire to hold the likeness of the sea and sky.
The third of the primary colours, blue is a prevalent favourite around the world. Both muse and material for artists since time immemorial, the colour, in its various forms, has heavily saturated the canon and lexicon of art history, from Gainsborough's Blue Boy, Picasso's famous "Blue Period", and Matisse's Blue Nude, to "Der Blaue Reiter", Les Bluets by Joan Mitchell, and International Klein Blue.
A Deeper Shade of Blue, a curated exhibition of selected work by gallery artists, on view this July at Bau-Xi Vancouver, invites artists and viewers alike to engage with the fascinating psychological, emotional and environmental qualities attributed to the depths of the colour blue.