Color Wheel is a series in which we identify this week’s trending color in art, and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week’s color is green.
Green screens are not important in and of themselves. In the movies, they serve one purpose: to disappear behind a projection. They’re the invisible skeleton that gives actors the ability to fly, drive, or roam anywhere that’s not the film lot. Still, it’s hard not to notice a green screen in the studio—or in the case of Absolute Event, Liz Magic Laser’s current show at Paula Cooper—the gallery. Though these green walls will be on view through the run of the exhibition, they were used just twice during Laser’s performances this week, serving as the backdrop for an outlandishly satirical political-love-dialogue focus group. For the rest of the month, we assume they’ll serve to brighten up the rest of the exhibition space, full of black-and-white canvases, black how-to-dance silhouettes, and black TV monitors.