Schrodinger's Monochrome

"It's not always about black and white."

In an ideal world, this is true. But this world has never been ideal. There is a strangeness to it that rarely ever affords ideal outcomes.

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In 1935, physicist Erwin Schrodinger devised a thought experiment where he demonstrated that on the most fundamental levels, reality can be in more than one state at the same time, otherwise known as the Schrodinger’s Cat experiment.  

 

In this exhibition, The Coloured Section Black Artist’s Collective will explore the concept of monochromatic art as a way to express that not everything we see is either black or white, or even gray.

In our daily lives, we gravitate towards one color over the other. This is as true of artists as it is for the rest of society. So, is the world truly black and white? Or is it simply a matter of preference and want over necessity? 

 

And what about the term "monochrome" itself? 

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Is it just black and white? Or is it simply to use only one color? Would multiple shades, tones, and variations of the same color still fit the definition? How about a color like blue on a yellow canvas? Is it still monochrome if only one color was used?

 

And what of other concepts, like monochromatic thinking?

 

In this day and age of extreme polarization of thoughts, politics, beliefs, and convictions, can monochromatic art be used to critique the times in which we live?

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The Coloured Section Black Artist's Collective

The Coloured Section is the brainchild of the late master artist and jazz musician, George Gist. We honor his memory by striving to become a true artists' community that truly supports its members' needs.

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