Blackness in Abstraction
510 West 25th Street New York, June 24-August 19, 2016Book - 2016
"Blackness, in the fullest sense of the word, has a seemingly unlimited usefulness in the history of modern art. 'Blackness in Abstraction' is a form of visual note taking, entirely provisional, experimental, suggestive, and capacious, like much of the art it presents. Less concerned about chronology and genealogy, it is one singular, very subjective trace of the persistent presence of the color black in art, with a particular emphasis on monochromes, from the 1940s to today by an international, intergenerational group of twenty-niine artists. They explore black as a material, a method, a mode, and/or a way of being int he world, necessitating complex thinking and sensorial engagement with the color black, while others have only employed it sparingly or in the context of other colors, heightening our attention to the way it functions for them. Presenting a range of works selected for their shape, scale, and texture in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and video, 'Blackness in Abstraction' serves to ascertain a shift from the "pristine" black artwork to the conceptual and material thickening of black objects."
Publisher: New York, New York : Pace Gallery, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: N6494.A2 E38 2016x
Characteristics: 209 pages : illustrations, photographs (chiefly black & white) ; 29 cm