Conceived as the companion to Black in the Abstract, Part 1: Epistrophy, which explored the fragmentation of the figurative as well as the loose and expansive nature of abstraction, this section chronicles the history of black artists whose work relies on the drama of restraint. Drawing upon the historical framework of minimalist impulses in painting, this exhibition investigates the interwoven histories of black artists working within the monochromatic and geometric or "hard edge" impulses from the 1960s to the present.
Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves features 16 artists, including Derrick Adams, McArthur Binion, Nathaniel Donnett, Sam Gilliam, David Hammons, Felrath Hines, Rashid Johnson, Jennie C. Jones, Simone Leigh, James Little, Rodney McMillian, Nadine Robinson, Cullen Washington, Stanley Whitney, Jack Whitten and Brenna Youngblood.
On view through March 23, 2014.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Admission is free.
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