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'Chromaform' exhibition showcases color in contemporary sculpture

John McCracken, Red-Blue, 1998



John McCracken, Red-Blue, 1998 and Thomas Glassford, Tutti y Frutti, 1997

Glassford, Tutti y Frutti, 1997

Works by nationally and internationally known sculptors will be on display at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery this summer in an exhibition that examines the current use of color in sculpture.

"Chromaform: Color in Contemporary Sculpture," will open with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the gallery. The exhibition will be on display through Aug. 12.

"Chromaform" is a traveling exhibition organized by Francis Colpitt of the University of Texas at San Antonio. "The sculptures in Chromaform: Color in Sculpture' are not merely colored but of and about color as much as they are about materials and space, the more traditional concerns of sculptors," Colpitt writes.

Works by 13 artists from the United States and Mexico, including Polly Apfelbaum and Jessica Stockholder of New York, are featured in "Chromaform." The NMSU gallery is the only New Mexico location on the exhibition's national itinerary. The University Art Gallery is located in Williams Hall on University Avenue, just east of Solano. During the "Chromaform" exhibition, the gallery will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. For more information call (505) 646-2545.

The traveling exhibition was arranged by Pamela Auchincloss, Arts Management.