There is a critically fascinating concept to Tauba Auerbach’s exhibition Tetrachromat – so much so, if her paintings were any less meticulously striking, such a notion would surely eclipse the work – and it’s in the name that her play on “tetrachromatic” vision is taken. Essentially the theory that only women can perceive a fourth colour spectrum which exists beyond the red, green and blue trichromatic standard. Her use of perception, abstraction, geometry and collapse of solidity in single canvasses are realisations of the visual contradictions that enforce and discourse a radical new view of the world.
All images: Tauba Auerbach, Tetrachromat, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, 2011. Courtesy of the artist, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York and STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo. Photographer: Vegard Kleven. The exhibition has been initiated by Bergen Kunsthall and is a collaboration with Malmö Konsthall and WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels.
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