Red + Green = Yellow is an experimental exhibition which explores visual communication through imagination, abstraction and making. The show was curated by Jenny Mc Namara and Niomi Fairweather, with assistance from Lydia Bailey, Matt Pickering and Jessica Bennett.
Through an open call, artists Abi Freckleton, Catriona Beckett, David & Melissa Eveleigh-Evans, James Ellis and Theresa Poulton were selected to make a new work as a visual response to another work. At the start of the process each artist was provided with a photograph (without any further information) of an artwork by another artist, using their immediate visual reaction as inspiration they have been commissioned to create a new artwork in response to that image. The exhibition presented at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead features both the original artworks, along with the newly commissioned works.
Red + Green = Yellow considers both the neural and artistic processes that takes place when developing a commissioned work, and through this process we are particularly interested in the immediate reactions and the responses to the photographs. Processes like these will be explored through a series of workshops and events which will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition. Within these events we are keen to include a wide range of voices from both artists and scientists who explore both vision and perception within their fields of practice, as well as the common and diverse approaches made when responding to new information or visual cues.