GREEN: Monsters, Money, Love, Luck and Lucifer
Mar 07 - Mar 23 2024
If one could point to one color emblematic of the profound ambivalence and exasperating contradictions of the times we live in, green would clinch the role. Whilst cast as a symbol of life, luck, and hope, it also signals disorder, greed, and poison. For artists, green pigments were known to be notoriously unstable even when locked in resinous glazes--hence blackened passages once depicting flowing pastures and the earned moniker “the devil’s color”. At best, green is mercurial, the mutable and fleeting aspects of childhood, love, and money.
And yet, the romantic sees green as the soothing color of nature, and for environmentalists, a rallying call to save the planet.
Equity invites its member artists and allied practitioners to submit works exploring the dichotomies, mythologies, and suspicious underpinnings of chroma’s most fugitive player.