HTML Color Codes
Curated by Carolyn Kane for Rhizome September, 2009
The Rainbow Website
by Noah Venezia
Color Field Painting ("Where," after Morris Louis)
by Michael Demers
"The HTML Color Codes exhibition features a selection of internet based artwork that address the topic of digital color. The central question that the exhibition poses is whether or not artists working with the internet are in fact limited to a “ready-made” color palette, a premise that many artists working with film, photography, and mass produced, standardized paint sets have assumed. The rationale for this question stems from theories of perception that argue that color is a not ready-made object found in a paint set or machine, but rather it is an experience that results from a complex process of light interacting with the retina and human nervous system."