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.