Colour Burst was not an exhibition about colour but an exhibition of colour. Colour Burst presented an exuberantly colourful display of local, national and international works assembled from artists and collecting institutions in British Columbia. The exhibition had no overriding theme and was instead assembled to explore and exploit formal relationships between artworks in a variety of media from paintings to prints to mixed media. The exhibition took as a conceptual starting point two books by artist David Batchelor, the author of Chromophobia (2001) and editor of the anthology Colour (2008).

Artists: Josef Albers, Joan Balzar, B. C. Binning, Chila Kumari Burman, Greg Curnoe, Robert Davidson, Ellsworth Kelly, Anne Kesler Shields, Roy Kiyooka, Gary Lee-Nova, Michael Morris, Kenneth Noland, David Ostrem, Jack Shadbolt, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Alan Wood.

Artworks in this exhibition were on loan from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Richmond Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery and Simon Fraser University Art Collection.

Guest Curator: Chantelle Fawcette.

All images: Installation view of Colour Burst, exhibition at the Art Gallery at Evergreen, 2017. Photography: Rachel Topham Photography.

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