Federico Herrero began painting this work in the folds of the architecture—in the gallery corners, on the perimeters of its windows, at the meeting points between walls and floor. But his irregular block-like shapes and elongated color-fields slowly trickled elsewhere. Through the sprawling shapes of Open Envelope, the work painterly envelops the gallery. Color is approached by the artist as sound and volume. To create this work, as with his other compositions, Herrero considers the weight of color, as well as the different kinds of energy color can absorb or may come to express. Open Envelope will remain on view until Spring 2019.

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