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By Rhizome

Kanarinka is the only net artist I can think of who does color studies. Her work on yellow, 'Color Stories - Yellow' integrates samples featuring the color to build 'art modules.' Some of these have an informal quality, but still, perhaps because of the affective capabilities of the color, they seem to move beyond the screen. In other modules, the dominance of color gives way to a focus on narrative, or to an investigation of animating color. Some 'Stories' seem in line with Abstract Expressionist concerns with 'beauty;' others evoke color field studies. There is a lot here -- Kanarinka's work covers some dense (yellow) territory. -- Rachel Greene

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