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Anne Truitt

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

The American artist Anne Truitt, who was included in “Black, White and Gray” (1964), “Primary Structures” (1966), and other exhibitions that helped define Minimalism, is best known for her pillarlike wooden structures, which she continues making to this day. This exhibition, cocurated by Margaret Shufeldt, the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s associate curator of works on paper, and Emory art-history professor and frequent Artforum contributor James Meyer, draws attention to Truitt’s early works on paper—a portion of her oeuvre that has seldom been seen in public—and argues for its centrality to her development. Resident first in Washington, DC, then in San Francisco, then again in Washington, Truitt has always functioned outside the New York art scene (though she was championed early on by Clement Greenberg). Along with recent exhibitions devoted to figures like Jay DeFeo and Lee Lozano, this

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