College of the Mainland presents Red
"What do you see?" Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded question. What's art? And who gets to decide anyway? It's 1958, and Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with Ken in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.
Raw and provocative, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.