[Color Wheel is a series in which we identify a trending color in art for the week and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week’s color is purple. Readers are invited to submit images throughout the week and we’ll post the best ones we receive.]
To be totally honest, Jocelyn Hobbie’s exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser is probably better defined by blue than it is purple, but whatever. We’re highlighting purple this week, this painting’s got some, and it’s a good excuse to tell readers to check out the show. It’s an entirely figurative body of work picturing women who appear removed or emotionally cold, yet their cheeks are painted as if flush with life and vigor. It’s a skillful juxtaposition of mental and physical states that are seemingly at odds with one another, creating a show that warrants multiple visits.