“Songs of Color” solo show

Painting by Orin Buck, Bubble Play, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12"x9" 

Paintings by Orin Buck

Curated by: Kazuko Uchida

80 Maiden Lane, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10038

June 14 – July 18, 2017
Opening: June 20th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

There are many connecting points between composition in visual art and composition in music. Concepts of emphasis, balance, rhythm, movement, symmetry, unity and pattern are found in both. A melody is like a line; an instrument is a texture; orchestration gives color, form and space to a composition. I also work with music, and more than ever I am feeling a connection between my abstract painting and songs. Shapes and colors are like chords and notes, backgrounds are like the air created by all the elements in a recording behind the lines and structures of the melodies. Many (not all) of my abstracts can be seen as little songs, and we selected a few of those for this show.