311 Gallery, a Raleigh art gallery features an art exhibit Color Abstractions

Allen Clapp,  Spirit Lake

Allen Clapp, Spirit Lake

Raleigh art gallery, 311 Gallery presents an amazing art exhibit, Color Abstractions.  Abstract Art is in the eye of the beholder and 311 Gallery does not disappoint with something for everyone.  

Color Abstractions
311 Gallery, June 30 - July 30

An exhibition that presents a riot of complimentary and contradictory color to raise the summer spirits.

Color theory has been a component of the visual arts for centuries, first appearing in the writings of Alberti and da Vinci in the 1400s. Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of color (1704) marks the beginning of the color wheel as we know it today.

Mary Storms,  Northern Highlands

Mary Storms, Northern Highlands

21st century color theory has expanded the 7 basic harmonies with the addition of custom harmonies which are not based on any formal rules.  A good custom scheme uses hue, saturation, and lightness at its root to create a harmonious palette with a possible potent accent color.

Contradictory color schemes fall here! These schemes contain nervous, loud, or aggressive sets of colors that are used to create shocking, gaudy, or jazzy work! Contemporary fun and fodder for abstract artists!

Allen Clapp works with the tints and shades of rich complementary colors, moving between delicate and riotous color.  He adds sand to create texture and enhance movement.

Mary Storms loves to play with color to express the symbiotic relationship between nature and the life forms it nurtures.  She uses paper, sculpting paste, and found objects in her work along with scrubbing some layers off to create texture.

Sherri Stewart’s work entails a spiritual awakening with a focus on reflection and growth.  She uses alcohol ink for its fluidity and vibrancy; a metaphor for her unstructured, free flowing inquisitive journey.

Sherri Stewart,  Across the Water

Sherri Stewart, Across the Water

311 Gallery
311 W. Martin St. Raleigh, NC
(919) 436-6987
Wed-Sat 11:30-4pm