artGuide art news art blogger covers Local Color at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill
February 7 - March 4, 2017
“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.” - Marc Chagall
Color. There is no one way to use it. Simply through color, an artist can evoke strong emotions and create deep meaning in their work. On a color wheel, opposing colors are considered complementary. In a painting, neighboring colors often energize one another. In a work of art, a single color can tell a profound story, many colors together can make a powerful statement. In a sense it is a community of individuals working in harmony, not unlike our own.
FRANK gallery presents Local Color, an exhibition showcasing our diverse range of work by our talented community of artists. Each piece has been chosen based on one of the most basic concepts of artmaking – color. This group show features painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, woodwork, and more, by our renowned collective of local and regional artists. Based on the theme of color, we will not only be presenting a range of works, styles, and prices, but will be creating a visual masterpiece curated by our outstanding FRANK Curatorial Committee.
In addition, our Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery features the Disappearing Frogs Project. Founded on the premise of using the arts to illuminate an important environmental issue - the disappearance of the world’s amphibian population. This traveling art exhibition, hopping into FRANK in February, aims to change that through artwork created by regional artists. The Disappearing Frogs Project is a partner of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), and together they are working to raise awareness of global amphibian declines, inspiring people to take personal action to protect these incredible species, and providing a unique opportunity for artists to support amphibian conservation, education, and research.