Victoria Miro presents an exhibition of recent works and large-scale paintings from the 1970s by Howardena Pindell, the gallery’s first presentation since announcing representation of the US artist, and Pindell’s first solo exhibition in the UK.
Currently the subject of a major retrospective exhibition, Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen, at Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts (originating at MCA Chicago), and featured in the survey Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983, on view at The Broad, Los Angeles, as part of its international tour, Howardena Pindell is recognised as a leading contributor to contemporary dialogues around the social and political urgency of process-driven art.
The works in this exhibition are abstract paintings and collages drawn from two distinct periods in the artist’s career: large-scale spray paintings from the early 1970s; and smaller wall-mounted three-dimensional works completed since 2007. A focus on Pindell’s pursuit of abstraction gives rise to thematic symmetries within and between the works, which, despite having been completed decades apart, reveal the extent of her ongoing formal analysis and material innovation. In addition, the exhibition’s focus underlines a preoccupation with the grid and the circle, which have been mainstays of Pindell’s enquiring, vital art over the past five decades.
|Duration||05 June 2019 - 27 July 2019|