Landon Metz at Nassau County Museum of Art
Work by contemporary artist Landon Metz is included in a group exhibition at Nassau County Museum of Art. Titled blue, the exhibition explores the significance of the colour. The curators ask viewers to consider, 'what colour means more to us than blue? Even among the primaries, the colour of the sky and sea commands a privileged place, by far the most popular hue in the spectrum according to surveys on every continent. Blue casts its spell, pushing beyond symbolism to a deeper emotional level, drawing us into its pure and distant mysteries.'
Considering the prominence of artists' who have gone through blue periods, from the Mediterranean blues of Matisse and Yves Klein to the haunting auras of Redon, the exhibition highlights that the power of blue transcends art history. Poets, filmmakers, musicians and designers have tapped its resonant appeal. As Miró said, “This is the colour of my dreams.”