Miami Rail

the root of MY furY: on WoMen artists “getting their due”, by Julia Cooke
Issue 22 / November 27, 2017

I stood at the Whitney Museum last autumn, looking for a second time at the Carmen Herrera exhibit. Numinous as the paintings in front of me appeared, quiet though their presence felt, the vague rabble around them wouldn’t quite hush. I wanted only to observe the art; the first time I saw the show, for a press preview, I had been too distracted by the pursuit of the exhibit itself—the facts surrounding it—to focus on the works themselves. I lingered now in the show’s central room around nine of Herrera’s fifteen known “Blanco y Verde” paintings, the series that she considers her most important, on which she worked from 1959-1971.

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