“A revolutionary figure in postwar American art, Sam Gilliam helped define the Washington Color School in the mid-1960s and pushed Color Field painting to its extremes. Gilliam utilized the tenets of hard-edge geometric painting as starting points for a series of formal experiments that would soon lead to subsequent breakthroughs in contemporary painting, including the installation-based drape paintings for which he is best known.” — David Kordansky Gallery
Kara Walker’s black-cut silhouettes entitled Auntie Walker’s Wall Sampler for Savages, and black-cut steel diorama hauntingly recalls the history of American slavery at the Sikkema Jenkins & Co. booth. Juxtaposed are Erin Shirreff’s monochromatic photographs and sculptures. In these works, there is a sense of play with light, shadow, and the notion of form and object.