Abstracting Emotion

August 10, through October 20, 2013

The Intersections between Black and White

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Series

A Space for Dialogue 78

Location

Temporary Exhibitions, Lobby

About

In Western culture, the color black is a code or symbol sometimes associated with depression, darkness, and despair. Some twentieth-century artists have gone beyond these preconceptions to imbue the color with very personal associations by manipulating the cultural significance of black using the principles of abstraction. The artists harness a range of tones, forms, lines, and edges to create a unique style and form of expression centered upon black. 

A Space for Dialogue, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr., Class of 1966, and Pamela J. Joyner, Class of 1979.

Exhibition Curator

Curated by Gwendolyn Tetirick, The Kathryn Conroy Intern

Exhibition Citation

Abstracting Emotion: The Intersection between Black and White, A Space for Dialogue 78 August 10 - October 20, 2013 A Space for Dialogue, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr. ’66, and Pamela J. Joyner ’79.

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Exhibition subject: A Space for DialogueModern & Contemporary Art