Group exhibition IN THE ABSTRACT @ MASS MoCA
6 May 2017 - 28 April 2018
Sawdust-encrusted canvases, clothes, and blankets strung across a gallery appearing like fields of color, geometric stacks of bunk beds aglow in the pink light of colorful glass panels. The muscular works featured in In the Abstract merge the formal gestures and historical associations of abstract painting with recognizable imagery and everyday objects to point to social and political realities of today.
Form, color, and gesture act as metaphors for how we process the world around us and convey emotional, philosophical, and spiritual states. Exhibition artists include Doug Ashford, Aidas Bareikis, Sarah Braman, Tomashi Jackson, Rosy Keyser, Eric N. Mack, Rose Marcus, Rodney McMillian, Matt Saunders, Letha Wilson, and Brenna Youngblood.