On Documentary Abstraction at Art Center/South Florida explores the ways contemporary artists are using abstract painting and sculpture to document, discuss and revisualize recent history. Featuring artists
Torkwase Dyson, Tomashi Jackson, Richard Ibghy, Marilou Lemmens and others, the works in On Documentary Abstraction examine a range of topics, including the history of lynching in the southern United States, civil rights legislation, and labor exploitation in the 20th century. These revisualizations vary widely in aesthetic and process, from dense configurations to colorful and airy representations, offering
the viewer the opportunity to choose what and how much information to take in.
In addition, Art Center/ South Florida has a series of film and lecture programs during the duration of the exhibition. The first conversation took place Saturday, 30 2017, with the artist, Tomashi Jackson and guest curator, Rachael Rakes. Ms. Jackson will also have work in the film series which opens on 22 October 2017.