THE POWER OF COLOR
Experience the Enchanting World of Summer Through the Artistry of J. Steven Manolis: "In Your Mind, What Color Is Summer?"
Prepare to be captivated by the vivid and evocative world of summer as acclaimed abstract expressionist colorist, J. Steven Manolis, unveils his solo exhibition, "In Your Mind, What Color Is Summer?" This online showcase features twenty mesmerizing 16x12 inches works, each crafted with Vitreous Acrylic on Arches Hot Press Paper, capturing the essence of summer's waves in the ocean and the vibrant colors of the sky during this enchanting season.
J. Steven Manolis is renowned as one of America's leading living abstract expressionist colorists. His exceptional talent and mastery of color have garnered recognition from art critics, historians, and collectors worldwide. The esteemed art critic, historian, and author, Donald Kuspit, has written extensively on Manolis' artistry, recognizing him as the heir to Wassily Kandinsky in the realm of color communication. Kuspit's praise positions Manolis at the pinnacle of contemporary artists, heralding a 21st-century renaissance of the long-lost glories of Abstract Expressionism.
Through each brushstroke, he captures the essence of a season that manifests a unique and lively palette distinct from the rest of the year. The artworks resonate with a sense of joy and freedom, transporting the audience to cherished memories of sun-kissed days spent by the shore.
Manolis' use of Vitreous Acrylic on Arches Hot Press Paper adds depth and texture to each piece, elevating the allure of his chosen color palette. The meticulous fusion of color and form creates an ethereal quality that speaks to a spiritual atmosphere, as aptly described by Kuspit. The colors seem to spread over and spill beyond the paper, revealing Manolis' ability to communicate emotions and experiences through his art.
"In Your Mind, What Color Is Summer?" is an exploration of the boundless potential of color as a means of emotional expression. With each artwork, Manolis beckons viewers to delve into the heart of the season, embracing its warmth, energy, and transformative power. This exhibition serves as a reminder of the eternal beauty found in nature and the rich possibilities of abstract expressionism.
As part of the imaginary of the exhibition and Manolis' inspiration, we invite you to immerse yourself in the summer feeling with a collection of mesmerizing images. These evocative visuals, captured in the Hamptons, served as the catalyst for Manolis' creative process, igniting his passion for capturing the spirit of the season. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the sun setting on the horizon casting a rosy glow over the tranquil waters.
In another image, a striking house with distinctive architecture graces the sky of the Hamptons, capturing the allure of coastal living amidst the vibrant colors of summer. And in a nostalgic black and white photograph, the timeless elegance of a striped women's bathing suit stands as a testament to the charm of summers past.
These inspiring images, from the Hamptons' coastal paradise, will envelop you in the warmth and joy of summer, providing a glimpse into the heart of J. Steven Manolis' extraordinary artistic vision.
Join us for this exclusive online exhibition, and let J. Steven Manolis' awe-inspiring artworks take you on a journey into the essence of summer's colors!
IN YOUR MIND, WHAT COLOR IS SUMMER?