Color Wheel is a series in which we identify a trending color in art, and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week’s color is brown.
Sacrifice Your Body, Roe Ethridge’s current exhibition at Andrew Kreps, is full of brown art. That’s part of Ethridge’s total project; he tends to focus on the types of visual similarities that can emerge from totally different settings. At Andrew Kreps, the coincidences that emerge are usually more subtle than a color; they can be a shape, movement, or just a sheen.
Ethridge is talented at making the ordinary seem strange. Whether it’s a Bonne Maman lid that seems to float, or ramen noodles that look like telephone cords, you won’t be alone in asking yourself what you’re looking at. Looking at this flounder from across the gallery, it was hard to tell whether this was something I should eat or something I should run away from.