Dimmitt Contemporary Art

Sarah Ferguson and Mallory Page

DOUBLE RAINBOW

February 7 - March 19, 2020

Dimmitt Contemporary Art is pleased to announce DOUBLE RAINBOW, an exhibition of paintings by artists Sarah Ferguson and Mallory Page. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through Thursday, March 19, 2020.

DOUBLE RAINBOW is a joint exhibition focusing on the concept of the rainbow, providing an immersive experience shared by all. Together Ferguson and Page decided to approach the exhibition as an installation; boldly juxtaposing their distinct styles, yet uniting them through color. Through the adoption of a more subdued version of the color spectrum, their intent was not only to hint at bridging the cultural auras of yesteryear and today, but also to broach the idea of igniting each individual to their own wistful response to the rainbow connection. 

It’s the sublime versus the applied; while Page’s work reveals lavish brushstrokes yielding gossamer layers, Ferguson’s reveals a painstakingly methodical application of hard-edged, geometric shapes. Both have individually adopted the use of monochromatic tone to build out visual spaces, enhancing one color to evoke an emotional, at times even visceral, response. Each artist’s work comes together in their psychological exploration by studying identity through light, space and color as well as the shifts and nuances of various tonal perspectives. While recognizing the natural phenomena of the rainbow, they also commit themselves to the cultural symbolism it provokes. 

Sarah Ferguson (b. 1973 Boulder, Colorado) studied at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas where she received her BFA in 1998. For two decades, Ferguson has experimented with the trifecta of light, color and perception. An admirer of the Light and Space art movement, Minimalism, Hard-edge painting and Geometric abstraction, she aims to evoke introspection through her paintings. Her work is held in both private and corporate collections across the United States. Ferguson lives and works in Austin, Texas. 

Mallory Page (b. 1983 Lafayette, Louisiana) received her BA in 2005 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2017, she had her first museum exhibition at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts. Page specializes in large-scale, thinly-layered monochromatic paintings. With each of her compositions focusing on a singular hue, Page’s work is a sophisticated study in perception, exploring how measured changes in color and light can affect shifts in visual understanding. Her work is held in private and corporate collections internationally and has been featured in Architectural Digest, Southern Living, and House Beautiful to name a few. Page lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.