'Carmen Herrera: Structuring Spaces' opens at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
21 October 2020
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFA Houston) today opens the major solo exhibition 'Carmen Herrera: Structuring Surfaces', on view through 18 January 2021. Herrera's first solo show at the MFA Houston presents a large body of work charting her prolific career from the 1960s to the present, bringing together over 30 paintings, drawings, prints, wall structures, and objects, to reveal elements at play in the artist’s life-long engagement with geometric abstraction. Spatial tension is at the core of her formal language - between line and form, the planar and the three-dimensional, and indeed painting and sculpture itself - and the influence of her early architectural training can be seen to form the backdrop to her mastery of structural and pictorial potential. In allowing various different formats to be seen alongside each other, ‘Structuring Surfaces’ delves into a complex artistic process that pushes at the very boundaries of form.
This exhibition coincides with the presentation of ‘Estructuras Monumentales' – an outdoor installation of Herrera's large-scale sculptural works first shown in 2019 by Public Art Project in New York City – at Houston's Buffalo Bayou Park from 22 October until 23 April 2021.