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Meg Cranston


Meg Cranston

Hue Saturation Value

Opening reception: Friday November 9th 2018


The Eastern Star Gallery
11725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Hue saturation and value are the three properties of color. I like the homonym hue/you. I also like multiple meanings of words saturation and value. When artists or designers describe color, saturation (or chroma) refers to the purity of the hue. Value refers to how light or dark the hue is. The hue yellow at full saturation or full chroma has nothing but yellow in it. Yellow at full saturation is very high value color because it is nearly as bright at white. We can also talk about saturation as ubiquity or the point of total absorption.  For Spring 2019 the Pantone corporation forecasted the colors Turmeric and Aspen Gold (aka Cadmium Yellow and Cadium Yellow Light).  Because all manufacturers pay attention to the the Pantone forecast Tumeric and Aspen Gold will saturate the market in 2019 to generate value in the other sense of the word.

The exhibition is open to the public by appointment Monday through Friday 8 AM-5 PM. The Archer School for Girls is located at 11725 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049. To make an appointment to visit the exhibition after the opening, please call (310) 873-7013 or email