February 10 – April 7, 2012
Robert Blackburn, Seymour Boardman, Ernest Briggs, Perez Celis, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Claire Falkenstein, Agustin Fernandez, Perle Fine, John Hultberg, Ward Jackson, Buffie Johnson, William Manning, Henri Michaux, Luise Nevelson, Misha Reznikoff, Richards Ruben, Aaron Siskind, Antoni Tapies, Petra Valentova and Wilfrid Zogbaum.
The Anita Shapolsky Gallery presents “Black and -” a theme using the color black to connect various abstract paintings, sculpture and paper works from the diverse collection. The color black is traditionally used to create shadow, chiaroscuro, and to highlight negative space. Abstract artists reinvented this academic tradition by including the color to create positive space and to create ambiguity between figure and ground, making a distinction between the two difficult to discern. This exhibit will showcase the different ways artists used this powerful color.