Howardena Pindell, Video Drawings: Swimming, 1975, C-print, 11 × 14".


“Howardena Pindell: What remains to be seen”

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA Chicago)
220 East Chicago Avenue
February 24 - May 20

Curated by Naomi Beckwith and Valerie Cassel Oliver

This highly anticipated retrospective of American artist Howardena Pindell will showcase her fifty-plus-year commitment to creative pursuits. In that time, Pindell has experimented with various media, including painting, drawing, installation, photography, and video. This exhibition will feature approximately 140 works spanning her vast aesthetic vocabulary—figurative paintings from the 1960s, abstract canvases, and the personal and political pieces Pindell made throughout the ’80s—and collectively highlighting the ingenuity of her expressive dexterity. The video Free, White and 21, 1980, in which the artist describes her experience of racism growing up, will also be on view. The accompanying catalogue will include essays by the curators, Lowery Stokes Sims, Charles Gaines, Kellie Jones, and Pindell herself. Travels to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, August 25–November 25, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, January 24–June 16, 2019.