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.
To be honest, not much of Michel Majerus’s solo exhibition at Matthew Marks is brown, but when it does appear, it gives the show a much needed human element. Majerus, who passed away in 2002, worked with a very bubble-gum palette to showcase his own particular brand of pop (which incorporates commercial images like Toy Story and the GE logo). Everything is so sensationally plastic, but then, boom, there’s finally a human, whose portrait has cut in half to share space with a Tron poster. It’s only half of a person, but it’s does show some hope that the world isn’t completely artificial.