Josef Albers – Formulation: Articulation
Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
7 February–20 May 2023
Josef Albers – Formulation: Articulation presents the artist’s 1972 portfolio of screenprints. Albers’s teaching materials about color interactions have long been used in UVM courses. Art faculty who were students here decades ago remember borrowing the silkscreen studies for Interaction of Color (first published in 1963) from Howe Library, before the book was transferred to the Fleming Museum. Current students use Albers’s work in painting, color photography, printmaking, and other studio courses to ground their studies in his maxims—practice before theory, and actual, not factual—that stress the need for close observation as the foundation of any artist’s understanding.