COLOR BAR // MCColl Center For The Arts

Leah Rosenberg: Color Bar

McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC
September 14–December 2, 2017

The San Francisco–based artist-baker Leah Rosenberg inaugurated McColl Center's project space with Color for the People, a site-specific exploration of color and taste.

Rosenberg’s process begins with a daily routine of observing colors outdoors and capturing them with her smartphone camera. Each week, she selected a color from Charlotte’s landscape and applied it to the gallery walls and furniture to create an immersive color-field painting and meditative space. To deepen visitors’ sensory engagement with her project, Rosenberg hosted a series of “Color Bar” events over the course of her residency: on selected Thursday evenings, she served cocktails and treats to match the color of the week, encouraging the public to reflect on the relationships between experiences of color, flavor, and people.  

THE BLUE HOUR

MUSCADINE DAYS

NINER WALK BRICKS

GRAFFITI COVER UP

BIG PINK ON SOUTH

MUMS IN BLOOM

ROAD WORK AHEAD

THE GOLD LINE

GRANDIFLORA

PIMENTO CHEESE

UPTOWN ILLUMINATION // FINALE