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Black and White

  • Brooklyn Gallery Brooklyn, NY (map)

From 16th century Biblical engravings to the chalky lines of Cy Twombly, black and white visual art has been a vital, though often neglected part of art history. Black and White explores the dialectic of freedom and restraint arising from the absence of color. Removing color schemes and only permitting variations of monochrome, this exhibition forces the viewer to focus their attention on things often passed over. It lends prominence to material, surface and light, bringing out what is often lost to color. In doing so, it forces the viewer to consider the depth and dynamism of color’s absence. A number of artists in the show elaborated various shades of grey, while others were stringently committed to using only black and white. These artists represent a diversity of approaches and identities, providing a unparalleled looking into the living legacy of monochromatic art.

Earlier Event: February 12
Sewing Voices: The Labor We Wear
Later Event: March 24
Artists in the Kitchen