Carmen Herrera “Lines of Sight” Extended Through January 9, 2017
Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight presents fifty abstract works by the pioneering artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915; Havana, Cuba). Focusing on the years 1948 to 1978, during which she developed and refined her hard-edge geometrical style, Lines of Sight is the first museum exhibition of her work in New York City in nearly two decades. This exhibition is organized by Dana Miller, former Richard DeMartini family Curator and Director of the Collection.
The New York Times called the show “ravishing” and noted that it “presents her as an artist of formidable discipline, consistency and clarity of purpose, and a key player in any history of postwar art,” while the Wall Street Journal stated, “Each of the roughly 50 works here from the middle of her career confirms the maker’s systematically intuitive mind, one that is still engaged with her art at the age of 101…Artists this good are typically discovered only posthumously. It’s to everyone’s benefit that Ms. Herrera is still around to enjoy her belated and deserved acclaim.” And Artforum observed, “Herrera’s paintings have weight: They make visible an indeterminate part of the physical world. All of this points to an inner necessity that connects her more to the passion of Mondrian, the light in Agnes Martin, and the proportion of Malevich. She hides the effort from us.”
Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight will be on view at the Whitney through January 9, 2017, and at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, from February 4 through April 16, 2017.