GISELA COLÓN

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Gisela Colon and DeWain Valentine at ACE Gallery 2014 with Dome Melt Glo-Pod (Black), 2013

 
Colon’s organic objects simply relocate light and space and finish and its fetish in a different place in the universe. By embedding light in color inside a laminated layered form, Colon reverses the usual dynamic of even an optic piece of art. The color and the light come out at you from inside the work, it is emitted, it takes on the glowing character of light (not paint), all of which is pleasingly disorienting to the viewer. Conceptually, when one imagines all the different ways in which post-minimal painters a generation ago attempted to break free of the Greenburgian notion of the subordination of color and paint to surface (in his construct of post-painterly abstraction introduced in Los Angeles), painting transmuted by an industrial process was not an option that arose: therefore, Colon has also found a new place in the world for coloration in art that lies somewhere beyond painting. That Colon can pursue this stratagem today indicates the degree to which the issue of color has scaled up to include the wider twists and turns of the built world today.
 
Robert Mahoney
--Contributing critic Art in America.

CURRENT / UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:
 
ACE Gallery
Beverly Hills, CA
Solo Exhibtion
Winter 2014 
 
Butler Institute of American Art
Youngstown, Ohio
Solo Exhibition
September 13 - December 31, 2015
 
Castellani Art Museum
Niagara, New York
Solo Exhibition
September 2016