The exhibition, The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe at the Newark Museum features two large scale installations constructed from thousands of feet of colored thread, part of Dawe’s Plexus series. Designed to be encountered from multiple vantage points, Dawe’s finely layered planes of color appear to shift and change under the viewer’s gaze.
Also at the Newark Museum:
Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections, brings together textiles, paintings, ceramics and collages from all four permanent collections (Americas, Asia, Africa, and Decorative Arts). This exhibition brings together textiles, paintings, ceramics and collages from around the world.
Adding to the color theme: the second floor American Contemporary Gallery recently opened a long-term exhibition called Chromatic: Minimalism and Color Field Experiments, devoted to explorations in pure color from the 1950s-'70s by artists like Mark Rothko, Josef Albers, and Donald Judd.