Back to Black

Published July 6, 2016


During the same week in June, Pace Gallery in New York is going to the dark side with a group show that’s based entirely on the color black. Entitled “Blackness in Abstraction,” the show explores how black, once a staple of midcentury minimalism, has continued to transport artists—from Sol LeWitt’s monochromatic squares to Glenn Ligon’s more recent black-paint-splattered screen prints of pages from James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village.”