Depictions of both blues music and shades of the color visually divide the walls of FRANK Gallery, while sultry sounds drift through the space.
The exhibit, entitled “Blues,” opened Friday and ponders the juxtapositions associated with the blues — from emotional loss to bent notes, or a long-lost valentine to the hottest part of a flame.
It not only showcases shades of blue, but also captures other vivacious colors that characterize the age of the blues, with bright oranges and yellows dominating many of the featured pieces.
SEE THE EXHIBIT
Time: Gallery hours, until March 3
Location: FRANK Gallery
Allee Olive, a UNC alumna, said her favorite piece of the exhibit was an exaggerated portrait of a jazz musician that hangs near the entrance — a piece crafted by Tariq Mix, an invited artist.
Mix, originally from Durham, said he feels at home at the gallery. He said his pieces are vibrant, painted with high energy to depict the color of music.