My next solo exhibit is coming up! It’s called Color Coded: painting and design, and is at the Stutz Art Gallery in Indianapolis, IN. Opening reception is on Friday, November 7, 5-9 pm. Details below!
November 7-28, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014, 5-9 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11-2pm or by appointment
The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery
212 W. 10th Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Color Coded: Gautam Rao
painting and design
Color Coded is an exploration of contrasts: between image and text, analog and digital methods and between analytical and aesthetic thinking. Through grid paintings, illustration and typographic experiments, this exhibit encompasses a year of play at the intersection of art and design.
This body of work contrasts highly systematic thinking with a love of the quirky and whimsical. The systematic thinking is embodied in type design and meticulously illustrated alphabet posters. It is also embodied in the technological rigor of working with Bézier curves and within strictly defined color palettes. This analytical approach contrasts with the whimsy of unexpected juxtapositions of color, interactive toys and playful drawings.
The exhibit examines the place where right and left brain thinking meet. It seeks to explore the intersection between art and design.