Mar 2nd 2018

Roni Packer: Yellow is Mine (Not My Yellow)

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

217 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, March 2nd, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Thursday, March 22nd

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present, Yellow is Mine (Not My Yellow), an installation by BOLT artist-in-Residence, Roni Packer.

Yellow is not the color of the sun. Yellow is mine.

You think of something as being present until you realize that it is not (it is 6,149 miles away).

it is as much about color as it is about territory.

The big cardboard box arrived in less than two weeks. I opened it at the front desk after rushing up to turn off the alarm. Digging into it, through the familiar orange garbage bag, I saw that they were not yellow; not the right yellow. Not my yellow. Staring at the overbaked small squares, I promised myself that I would not care about color anymore. I wake up at dawn, go to my studio and start another yellow painting.

We have been taught to draw the sun as a yellow circle. Yellow is not the color of the sun. Yellow is mine.

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