Torkwase Dyson: UnkeepingMarch 9, 2016-April 10, 2016 At Industry City Gallery
“Offers a compelling rejoinder to the idea of ‘pure,’ ahistoric and universal abstraction. It is an evocative and timely gambit.” — New York Times
Unkeeping surveys two years of Dyson’s research into minimal geometric abstraction as a system used to deepen our understanding of the built and natural environment. This ambitious work spans modular architecture, data visualization, and black spatial matters under the rubric of environmentalism. For this exhibition she presents drawings, paintings,and sculpture that deconstructs sites such as auction blocks, garrets, lynchings, and sidewalks in order to reconstruct humanist narratives in their place.