"Artists in the two primary Western art centers activate their work with idea; they tend to paint, sculpt or film with grey tones. Artists outside of these metropoli reach for the rainbow. If you see a color riot thrown on by Earl Scheib with a leaf blower, it was likely done in the boonies.
Color is for separation, not activation. Or as Tripoli Patterson of Tripoli Gallery in Southampton puts it: 'color will not aid or inform.'"