Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today
Published by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Edited by Erin Dziedzic, Melissa Messina. Text by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Lowery Stokes Sims, et al.
In the history of American art, the contributions of African American artists to the development of abstraction have been largely overlooked.
Magnetic Fields aims to change this perspective by focusing on nonrepresentational work by women artists of color, presenting a more complete presentation of American abstraction than has previously been offered.
Intergenerational in scope, Magnetic Fields includes more than 20 artists born between 1891 and 1981, among them Lilian Thomas Burwell, Mildred Thompson, Candida Alvarez, Betty Blayton, Nanette Carter, Brenna Youngblood and Jennie C. Jones.