Peyton Wright Gallery

Stanton Macdonald-Wright: Homage to Color

Stanton Macdonald-Wright: Homage to Color

Friday, September 6, 2013Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Santa Fe, NM USA

Opening Reception: Friday September 6, 5-8pm

Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1890-1973) was one of America's leading modernist painters and an early pioneer of abstract art. Together with fellow American expatriate Morgan Russell, he co-founded the avant-garde painting movement Synchromism. The new word was meant to express the idea that music and color are parallel phenomena. To explain these early paintings, dubbed "synchromies", the artists wrote "Treatise on Color" in 1924. The book postulated that color and sound were exact and literal equivalents of each other - a theory that beautifully explains Macdonald-Wright's luminous, rhythmic compositions of this era. Macdonald-Wright's work was recently featured in the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition Inventing Abstraction: 1910-1925.

In addition to the display of Synchromist paintings, Peyton Wright's exhibition Homage to Color will incorporate works in a variety of media, spanning the artist's career.