In recent years the color orange has been a tad maligned. This can probably be attributed to several things, from the recent onslaught of orange celebrities (fake tanner and bronzers: they still don't work), to mid-price clothing lines garishly pairing the bright color with fuchsia, to its debatably unfair association with the ugliest decor of the '70s. But like any color, when used thoughtfully it can appear modern, refreshing, and eye-catching (in a good way). For "Resident Artists VII: Agents of Orange," a group show featuring past exhibitors at Altered Esthetics, artists have created pieces exploring the bold and fruity color. Pieces include Lupi's humorous painting of an action-flick poster featuring a gun-wielding Oompa Loompa and an amorous troll doll, Max Heller's political print centered on an orange flower in bloom with airplanes flying along, and Amber Janey's photography capturing glowing molten metal and fire. The opening reception is from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, January 7; there will be an artists' discussion panel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 15.
Jan. 6-27, 2011