This exhibition features seven new large abstract canvases by contemporary artist Jacqueline Humphries (American, b. 1960). In this new, site-specific installation, Humphries’s eight-foot paintings create a total environment within the gallery walls. The luminous and reflective qualities of the silver pigment continue the artist recent experiments working with non-traditional materials. Humphries conceives of this exhibition as a site that addresses sight. As the lighting conditions shifts and the visitors move in the gallery, the paintings reveal their full range of depth, color, and form.
Humphries’s active working process aligns her with 1950s Abstract Expressionism, especially with the movement’s most important artist, Jackson Pollock. Humphries’s exhibition complements Jackson Pollock at Williams College: A Tribute to Kirk Varnedoe ’67.