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Color Plus / Plus – An introduction to Found Modern Art – ONLINE

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - June 30 @ 4:00 pm

color plus plus - introduction to found modern art - miksang contemplative photography - John Mc Quade and Miriam Hall

TWO GROUPS AVAILABLE :  Sunday afternoons OR Wednesday evenings

In Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography, our first assignment/exploration is “color as color”. “Color as Color” is the first step in making direct contact with the basic elements or features of the visual world/experience: color, then also, light, texture, pattern, space, and dot in space. These are the “visual chords” that become the basis of the Nalanda Miksang “visual music”.

At the same time, each of these visual elements has its personal dimension and aesthetic. For instance, when we photograph color as color, it can spontaneously open to abstract color.  This goes beyond the context, like a “red fire engine” but even beyond “fire engine red” and into red as red, red as the ways of red.

This kind of abstract color has its own aesthetic, and resonates with the abstraction of some American Modern Art, the Color Field school in particular. This school includes what we call “color as color” but also goes beyond. These Color Field artists include Ellsworth Kelly, Barnet Newman, Kenneth Noland, and more.

In Color Plus/Plus, we will practice photographing, but we will also study and contemplate these Color Field artists. Through this study and practice, you will become Color Field artists. Your images will be forms of found Color Field abstract art.


Sunday afternoons, 2-4 pm Eastern Time (Toronto)

May 12, May 26, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30

To register, please email Miriam Hall at miriam@herspiral.com.


May 12 @ 2:00 pm
June 30 @ 4:00 pm
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