olive oil on 125th

harlemhues

hue | n. \ ˈhyü \ hyoo \

1. a gradation or variety of a color; tint: pale hues.

2. the property of light by which the color of an object is classified as red, blue, green, or yellow in reference to the spectrum.

3. color: all the hues of the rainbow.

4. form or appearance.

5. complexion.

harlemhues explores the complexities within the changing state of Harlem. Using paint chips found at hardware store, the images nod to the nuisance of development within cities and the layered process of it. The abstract, “found” paint chip text throughout the series points to the weight of language, personal histories, and cultural shifts as these places evolve.

 

olive oil on 125th is currently on view as part of Studio Museum’s exhibition Harlem Postcard: Wish You Were Here at their temporary space 429 W. 127th St, New York, NY 10027. On view until September 8, 2018.

 

artists on artists: Harlem Postcards