The Saturated Palette
May 3 - May 24, 2022
Agora Gallery is pleased to announce The Saturated Palette, a group exhibition navigating the cultural, psychological, and symbolic undertones of color. Color is much more than a mere aesthetic endeavor. It is tied to our cultural and religious roots, our sensitivities, and our feelings. Color can be universal in its meaning and symbolism–red for passion, yellow for energy, green for nature–or deeply intimate when tied to a significant event or person in our lives. At the same time, the absence of color strips the subject of frivolity, adding a stratum of gravitas. Whether intuitively driven or deliberate, the palettes chosen by these artists stand at the intersection of ethos and pathos. The vibrational force of pigments however generates limitless responses that stray from the original meaning imparted by the artist. Color then becomes a door to our own imagination, an exploration of the self, on our terms.