& Gregg Renfrow Color Field Paintings
When Gregg Renfrow graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in the early 70’s, he had already isolated light and space as essential elements for the creation of his work. In Renfrow’s latest show, Color Field Paintings, the artist exhibits his mastery of the properties of light and space, and especially light as it interacts with matter to create color.
In these serene compositions, the artist works with thin veils of paint, covering the surface of each acrylic panel with sweeping washes of color. Renfrow then backs the acrylic panels with a flange so they stand slightly away from the wall, allowing light to flow behind and then filter out through the pigment. The result is an illumination of color and translucent form.