Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet; this exhibition is a maximalist tribute to colour. The artists featured in ROYGBIV are interested in colour’s ability to alter mood, change behaviour, or simply transform space. Colours can conjure joy and playfulness, they can shape social spaces and can even be employed for social control. The projects in ROYGBIV reveal a relationship between colour, architectural form, the inner and outer spaces they can create and the resulting effects on the human body.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.