Today, the Lisson Gallery opens its first permanent exhibition space in New York with Carmen Herrera: Recent Works.
The exhibition comes as something of a birthday gift to Herrera, who celebrates her 101st at the end of the month.
All of the show’s works were made in the past twoyears. In their colors, their scale, and the forms they explore, they are remarkably bold works—especially for an artist now in her 100th year.
While some canvases are 3 x 6 or 4 x 6 feet in dimension, others are much larger, particularly the diptychs and triptychs. There are works that measure as much as 8 feet square, or 6 x 10 feet.
Carmen Herrera: Recent Works is the artist’s largest show to date—a record that will soon be broken by her upcoming exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which opens in September. That show will survey Herrera’s career in the decades spanning 1948–1978, and will not include more recent work.
Here’s a preview of the exhibition. For more photos of the artworks, and the opening reception on Sunday evening, see the photo album on the Cuban Art News Facebook page.
Carmen Herrera: Recent Works runs through June 11 at the Lisson Gallery New York.