Explore visual perception and color theory
For more than fifty years, Wurmfeld has mined the vast possibilities of nonreferential color to trigger unique experiences in the viewer. Color as subject matter has always held Sanford Wurmfeld's attention, from his early works informed by the German-born artist and color theorist Josef Albers to Wurmfeld's 1969 installations crafted out of colored cast acrylic sheets that he described as "attempt[s] to deal with the issue of a specific architectural context."
Encountering Color: Sanford Wurmfeld's E-Cyclorama II (and Other Paintings) features an immersive, 360-degree installation investigating color and visual perception, along with a presentation of four large paintings created in 2002, a suite of 16 small acrylic paintings paired with poems by Gerald Jonas, and a selection of Wurmfeld's more recent paintings. E-Cyclorama II, a continuation of the artist's lifelong exploration of color, offers an interactive, chromatic experience on a monumental scale.