Over a week ago, spectators gathered around a tree-trunk cage to watch Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his winter sleep. The groundhog, known famously for his shadow, forecasted an early spring. Although not scientifically supported, Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions offer hope for warmer temperatures during the dead of winter. This winter has been especially difficult to endure given large snowfalls, freezing wind chills, and overcast skies. Yet, the colorful works of art currently on display at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery offer much needed life to this despondent weather. In fact, broad brush strokes and vibrant colors emit from Elizabeth Osborne’s paintings, which are on display as part of Color Bloc: Paintings by Elizabeth Osborne. The exhibition showcases Osborne’s simultaneous explorations into the abstract and the specific. For example, paintings feature clear figures lost within expansive color. Ultimately, these explorations profoundly activate a viewer’s senses, allowing for powerful memories to emerge from resonating color fields.
Coloring Pages: Works from the Corcoran Collection of Artists' Books will be exhibited in the 2nd floor cases of the School of Media and Public Affairs building through March 25, 2016.