Nassau County Museum in Roslyn, New York

July 5, 2024

Bridge Twins, 2024, 26x20" each, (in two parts), oil and pigments on canvas

Press Release

From July 20, 2024 through January 5, 2025, the Nassau County Museum of Art will present Seeing Red: Renoir to Warhol, an exhibition that will explore the many meanings, connotations and associations of this powerful color in art. Evoking strong emotion, this color has represented aspects of the human condition. Its myriad variations have come to signify authority as well as love, energy, and beauty. Red warns us of peril and commands us to stop, but it also indicated purity and good fortune. red boldly represents political movements and religious identities.

From the advent of our appreciation for this color in antiquity to its continued prominence in artistic and popular culture, this exhibition will will span various world cultures, East and West through a range of media. As Josef Albers wrote in 1963, "If one says 'Red' - the name of the color - and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different"

My painting Bridge Twins will be included in the exhibition