The Color Series: Part 4, Orange

The Color Series: Part 4, Orange

K&P Gallery continues their exploration of color with the color Orange

Just as Pantone announces a Color of the Year, which launches designers, fashionistas, and trend watchers into months of forecasting and prognostication, Kolman & Pryor Gallery announces a color that launches its new year of exhibitions. For 2021, the gallery has chosen the color, Orange, for its fourth show in its ongoing Color Series. The Color Series: Part 4, Orange will feature artwork by gallery artists: Betsy Ruth Byers, Kate Casanova, Jil EvansKelly Jean OhlJodi Reeb, Julie Snidle, and Cameron Zebrun.

“Orange the color of warning, but what does it foretell? Or keep us safe from?” asks curator and gallery co-founder, Patrick Pryor. “Orange is also the color of warmth, and the soothing tone of firelight and candlelight. It’s also a thing, a fruit, an everyday object, and nothing rhymes with orange. It’s all alone and unique.”
“Rich with symbolism and juicy with possibility, orange is an invigorating color for a winter show,” adds Anita Sue Kolman, gallery co-founder. “The gallery artists are all excited to present new work in which their interpretations of orange and its meanings engage and excite visitors.”

Whether used to portray excitement or warning, heat or vitality, optimism or risk taking, creativity or abundance, orange is a color of energy. “My hope is that everyone connects with the color in a way that’s specific or meaningful to them,” Pryor says, “and the artwork provides pathways into a greater understanding of the color orange and its symbolism.” 

Image Credit: Cameron Zebrun

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