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Lee Webster: CHROMINANCE
December 1 @ 7:00 pm - December 5 @ 9:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Friday December 1st, 7–10pm
Public Hours: December 3rd and 5th, 6 – 9pm
A video signal carries visual information through two channels, luminance, the light value, and chrominance, the color value. When combined, the signal can reproduce nearly the full spectrum of color visible to the human eye. In 1966, in what was advertised as the color revolution, network television for the first time broadcast the majority of prime time programming in full color.
Two years after that landmark season the artist’s mother appeared on an ABC game show, and over the course of several days won the grand prize, a dream house. The only remaining document of the show is a grainy black and white 16mm film, recorded directly from the studio video monitor. In CHROMINANCE, Webster imagines her mother’s brief time in the spotlight, rendering a black and white memory in full, chromatic brilliance.