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Now open at LEA 21, Monochrome by Giovanna Cerise will remain on display until the end of December.  I’ve enjoyed seeing the variety of photographs taken at this exhibit, many views I hadn’t seen with my own eyes when exploring.   monochrome-lea-21_007

Upon arrival, a notecard is offered with info about Monochrome and links to posts about previous developments in the artist’s research and online activities.

“The installation develops onto three levels, each dedicated to a single color: black, white and red. It is best to explore the installation simply walking through, but you get a good effect also flying between locations and by inserting the mouse look.
You should try different settings of the environment setting.” monochrome-2

What appears to be the ground level is where the landing, teleport door and black level are.  There are details to be seen, not shown in these simplistic photos.

“Monochrome is part of a series of works focused on the exploration of color in all its components and inferences. The installation can be considered an arrival point of an itinerary that began with Synestesia.”monochrome-lea-21_004The red level is vibrant in color and movement. Sometimes there appears to be nothing underfoot as one is walking and in at least one instance I fell a short way.monochrome-lea-21_001

My favorite level is the white; I became drawn in while walking through and watching the shifting colors and forms.

“The choice of black, white and red was dictated by my passion for these colors that evoke a multitude of contrasting references, in agreement or in continuation with each other. Since the purpose of the work was to focus the attention emotional – mental on color I chose to use like almost exclusive form the cube-modulated transparency and shadows, entering at the same time the elements that we can define noise, clarifiers, complementary, subordinate depending on your point of view that they can assume for each.”monochrome-lea-21_003

“The invitation, then, is to experience the different possibilities of light and ambiance offering the virtual world. Single color it takes on different aspects and nuances almost endless and the effects increase and multiply, creating a restless disorientation.” ~ quotes from notecard from Giovanna Cerise monochrome-1I’m intending to make time to return and be more adventurous in my photo snapping.

 

 

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