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First large-scale museum exhibition for vanguard abstract painter Jacqueline Humphries

October 27 @ 4:00 pm

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One event on October 4, 2021 12:00 am at 4:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2021 12:00 am at 4:00 pm

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 1, 2022 12:00 am

This fall, the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University will devote its galleries to the first large-scale museum exhibition for vanguard abstract painter Jacqueline Humphries. On view September 18–January 2, 2022, jHΩ1:) will feature over 30 paintings, including a new multipanel installation—her largest to date—created in response to the center’s iconic postmodernist architecture.

“We’re elated to host this important exhibition, which comes at a key moment in the artist’s career. Jacqueline’s paintings are not just beautiful, but powerful large-scale creations that push the boundaries of abstract painting as we think we know it. To see this work in playful combat with the Wex’s architecture will be an unforgettable experience for viewers,” says Johanna Burton, executive director of the Wexner Center.

The exhibition is curated by guest curator Mark Godfrey, whose recent projects include the critically lauded Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983 and Laura Owens & Vincent van Gogh, which will open June 19 at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles.

A Fall Exhibition Opening will take place on Friday, September 17 and feature a conversation between Humphries and Godfrey. The opening celebration begins at 5 PM.

On Monday, October 4, Godfrey will return for “Where Does Art Lie?”, a free public talk about his curatorial practice and the imperative for art spaces to think beyond their walls. The talk begins at 4 PM.

On Wednesday, October 27, Humphries will join artist and writer Felix Bernstein for an event featuring a performative dialogue by both, with an invitation for audience participation. The dialogue takes place at 4 PM and 7 PM.

Jacqueline Humphries: jHΩ1:) will take place September 18, 2021–January 2, 2022 at the Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. (at 15th Avenue) on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Current gallery hours are 11 AM–4 PM Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday, and Friday-Saturday; and 11 AM–7 PM Thursday, but hours will be expanded this fall prior to the opening of the exhibition. Admission is $9; $7 for seniors and Ohio State faculty and staff. Gallery admission is free for Wexner Center members, college students, veterans and active military personnel, and visitors 18 and under, and free for all Thursdays 4–7 PM. Admission is also free for all on Sundays, powered by American Electric Power Foundation.

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October 27
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