The Curious Case of Color, in the Galleries at CSU

CSU-Galleries-Home, Anna Tararova

In Spring 2017, the Galleries at CSU are please to present The Curious Case of Color. The exhibition explores the physical, perceptual, psychological, and esthetic uses of color by 12 artists currently active in Northeast Ohio.

Artists include: Anna Tararova, Rachel Beamer, Lynda Britton, Matthew Kolodziej, Dennis Long, Paul O’Keeffe, Lorri Ott, John Pearson, Qian Li, Douglas Sanderson, Audra Skuodas, and Julian Stanczak. Whereas many of the artists have internationally established reputations, some new and emerging names are among the group. Each uses color in a unique and personal manner but all do so as the primary mode of expression.

Color is a curious, that is, ineffable, primary, perceptual phenomenon that cannot be communicated without direct, immediate experience. In this age of increasingly scientific descriptions of the cosmos, color perception is the last bastion of purely interior experience that is not subject to external verification.

The second group of shows for the spring semester consist of the 46th Annual Student Show – a juried exhibition in all media; and the Merit Scholarship Exhibition in which the recipients of the CSU Art Department’s Merit Scholarship show off work created during the period of their grant. Both shows highlight the talent and accomplishments of Cleveland State University’s art and graphic design students.


The Galleries at Cleveland State University

1307 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44115



The Curious Case of Color: March 10, to April 15, 2017, Opening Reception 5 – 8 pm Friday March 10

46th Annual Student Show: May 5 – June 10 in the South and Center Galleries

Merit Scholarship Exhibition: May 5 – June 10 in the North Gallery