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MOCA Jacksonville, Confronting the Canvas, © ANKE WEYER, Myellow, 2015. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 84 x 66 inches. Peter Sahlman. Photo courtesy of CANADA. Photo by Jason Mandella.

Color Me Abstract: Confronting the Canvas at MOCA Jacksonville

When interviewing some of the various artists for , there were two words that kept cropping up from the artists: physicality and color. Jill Nathanson says, “The two things together are central to the way the color moves through us. The paint has to move to engage you in that process.” And so, the artists have to move and use their bodies to achieve that. Fran O’Neill dons a raincoat and gloves to her elbows, using her arms as giant brushes. Jackie Saccoccio says that her process is something like a dance. She works on multiple canvases, using the drips …

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