The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is calling artists from Connecticut and New York for submissions for an online exhibit to open in May and showcase monochromatic works that demonstrate the struggle of a society that is decidedly not “color blind” when it comes to racial struggle.
Artists are asked to demonstrate through a colorless lens the symbols of liberation, resistance or empowerment that will offer a visually compelling account of the breadth of experiences and struggles that affect people of color. Artists have the power to control their use of color and imagery in ways that can create a better and constructive impact on our culture, making people understand the importance of life and its value.
“Sometimes a monochrome palette can say more than a full spectrum of color and create a striking contrast,” said Lisa Scails, Cultural Alliance executive director. “Artists with 2-dimensional works of all mediums are invited to share work that is composed of a majority of black, white and all shades in between.”
Artist and teacher Lisa D’Amico, who has worked as an independent curator for the past 15 years, will curate the show.
“As an artist, I believe every new work is a deep breath,” D’Amico said. “A new beginning to tell a story using creativity.”
She has managed exhibition programs that included juried, curated and invitational exhibitions, featuring the work of regional, national and international artists. She is also the co-founder of “The Bluefield Artists” and the creator of the annual small works exhibit, “Inside Small.”
The “Color Blind” exhibition will be unveiled online on May 14 and will remain on display through Aug. 27.
The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is the heart of the region’s creativity to help communities connect and thrive. We are a 501(C)3 and regional service organization serving 10-towns in the Greater Danbury area. Our aspiration is to improve access and growth of arts and culture to improve quality of life and the economy. The Connecticut Office of the Arts provides major support.