The exhibition “Fugitive Color” features artwork from Linda Lighton (ceramics), Kuzana Ogg (painting), and Erin McIntosh (paintings and works on paper). Each artist creates work that is sensorially driven, emphasizing color and balance with biological undertones.
“Fugitive Color” is on view from March 1 through April, 28th 2018.
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Kuzana was born in Bombay in 1971. Her parents brought her home from the hospital on the back of their motorcycle, and she was a newborn mango nesting in her mother’s arms. On that ride, Kuzana first saw how the hurtling landscapes were marked by lines where fruit and glass, fabric and edifice meet. She strewed the highway behind them with vibrant origami as she dreamed.
The first years of her life were divided between the ancestral home of her grandfather, surrounded by lush gardens and groves of coconut trees, and her grandmother’s exquisite Worli sea face residence. Kuzana’s earliest memories are of temperate weather, fragrant jasmine blossoms, and cascading layers of color.
Linda Lighton's work has mostly been based in organic forms from nature. Her attraction to nature never wavers.
Her sculptures are defined by their sensuality, fertility and empowered sexuality. Past work has covered social commentary, beauty, eroticism, sensuality, procreation and the transitions one makes in a lifetime, often through anthropomorphized flora and marine-life.
The general theme is transition, growth and change. How can we get to the next place with grace and style? Change can be painful; shedding old skins like a locust, or a cotton boll opening to release the white fluff inside, revealing something new and delicate.
To see the blooming, the unfolding in nature and the coming forth of life, as well as the retreating, is a constant in her work. It is her desire is to embrace the life force.
This series of works are imaginative and poetic responses to biological science and our fragile yet resilient bodies. These investigations stem from an interest in the body as a vessel that senses, feels, thinks, moves and changes.
Questions stemming from the complex and delicate nature of the body drive this work as McIntosh layers biomorphic forms suggesting natural, botanical, and microscopic worlds through improvisational layering of descriptive plant or amoeba-like forms. While each torso acts as a literal and figurative “core” holding the image together, movement is central and is implied through wild arrangements of imagery both contained and fluidly swimming through permeable barriers.
Each painting, informed by her own history training in classical ballet and internalized relationship to controlled movements, is constructed organically to suggest both the predictable patterns in which our bodies change but also to convey the body’s erratic nature. Intuitively painted layers accumulate to become delightful visual surprises that are suggestive of the constant flux common to all life and to mirror the endless unique combinations that comprise each individual.