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Ellen Gallagher

“Blackness in Abstraction”

More than halfway through “Blackness in Abstraction,” an austere photograph by Carrie Mae Weems posed a Mies van der Rohe leather daybed—conjuring a truant psychoanalytic patient, perhaps—against a wa…

Ellen Gallagher

Active crosscurrents of racial politics and abstraction wash over the 20 works shown in Ellen Gallagher’s exhibition, nowhere more turbulently than in An Experiment of Unusual Opportunity (2008)…