Polychrome

Daniel Faria Gallery

188 St Helens Ave
Toronto, ON,
M6H 4A1
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Sep 17 2016
Nov 06 2016
Daniel Faria Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Douglas Coupland entitled Polychrome. Colour is subjective and matters more to some people than others. I know a curator who’s genuinely colour blind. He likes it because it means he can only look at an idea, not its “colour cloak,” which makes me feel sad because colour is such an important part of mammalian evolution, of our 100-million-year-old relationship with all other species and with the planet we live on. There are people out there who aren’t colour blind but who, based on David Batchelor’s Chromophobia, consider themselves chromophobes . I’ve read his book, and I get what they’re doing, but I don’t know why they’d want to do it. We have eyes. We were given this gift. Why would we not rejoice in it? Yes, yes… objectivity… but to renounce colour entirely? It’s like choosing blindness.

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