Large & Small
Paired pieces: One over 4'-0", one under 4" bothinspired and utilizing a single colour. When entering the space, you're confronted with the large paintings, colour names facing you, hung from the ceiling in a semi-circle. Passing by the large label, you notice a very small painting in a frame inside a frame on the wall, or is it a frame closer and further back? Walk closer for a better look. Turning back, you're encompassed by the larger image. You exit back into the circle to pick another colour to explore....
Red is a special passion for Amara Ko. For years, she forsook all other colors but black, white, and red on her person: clothes, hair, and makeup.
The artist allowed a chaos - through the vehicle of herself - to reign on red: Using the hair on her head as the paintbrush, and her body the tool and hand, thus all the red paint was applied to the giant canvas of white.
Finally, order in black paint was imposed, lending weight and dimension