“I think a painter’s first job is to get someone to look at a painting. Perhaps it’s about motion and light. Having a heightened sense of the painting changing in front of your eyes gives it an almost cinematic quality—light moves across the surface and makes new images before your eyes.” –Jacqueline Humphries
Over the course of her nearly 30-year career, Jacqueline Humphries (b. 1960, New Orleans) has emerged as a singular force in contemporary art, an influential “artist’s artist” whose signature abstract works in metallic and ultraviolet pigments activate and are activated by the space around them. Jacqueline Humphries is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in nearly a decade, and the most extensive presentation to date of both her silver and black-light paintings.
The exhibition comprises entirely new works, created with Carnegie Museum of Art’s unique spaces in mind. Jacqueline Humphries is the 75th installment in our Forum series. This exhibition is organized by Amanda Donnan, assistant curator of contemporary art at Carnegie Museum of Art.