Immersed in Color: Sandy Wurmfeld’s E-Cyclorama, UT Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN

Installation view with the artist

September 11 – October 27, 2011

For decades, New York artist Sanford Wurmfeld has created abstract paintings about color and its affects on human mood and visual perception. In his most recent and monumental works, Wurmfeld married abstract color-field painting to the art historical tradition of 360-degree panoramic painting. Drawing inspiration from Georges Seurat, Josef Albers, Claude Monet, the “Panorama Mesdag,” and his previous studies of the psychological effects of color, Wurmfeld created the E-Cyclorama, an elliptical structure that house and supports his continuous panoramic paintings. Immersed in Color at the Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture will feature Wurmfeld’s E-Cyclorama, five large paintings of the last decade, and some of his more recent watercolor work never before shown.

The artist will give a lecture, Thursday, October 27, at 7:30pm. Please join us for the lecture and the reception . All events are free and open to the public. This exhibition was partially funded by the VADSCO visiting artist grant and the Visual Arts Committee. The E-Cyclorama was made possible by the Dunard Fund.