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PHILIP GIBSON, BRAD LAY, JESSIE LUMB (SA) - CHROMA CODED

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 3rd August

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 4th August 2016 - 20th August 2016

Chroma Coded is an exhibition curated and presented by Philip Gibson, Brad Lay and Jessie Lumb, featuring work in a diverse range of mediums responding to the idea of the translation of various phenomena into pure colour.

Kant viewed colour as a phenomena that appears and is interpreted in perception and reflection, rather than as a universal “thing-in- itself”. This highlights the idea of the perception of colour as a constant act of coding and decoding. There are similar meanings attributed to colour across cultures, with some notable differences. On a primal level, red is generally interpreted as a sign of danger, or at least a warning or call to “take notice”. Green means “go”. However there exists a degree of subtle difference across culture in terms of how meaning is attributed to colour. Goethe studies colour in terms of its subjective nature, whereby it may be apprehended differently according to a variety of conditions under which it may be viewed.

With these ideas in mind, the artists in Chroma Coded consider the question “what happens when we take a phenomena, say music for example, and devise and apply a system to translate the information contained in this into pure colour?”

  Photograph by Neville Cichon

Photograph by Neville Cichon

  Photograph by Neville Cichon

Photograph by Neville Cichon

  Photograph by Neville Cichon

Photograph by Neville Cichon