Carmen HerreraLines of Sight

A timeless fascination for straight lines,
16 September – 2 January, 2017


Carmen Herrera, Green and Orange, 1958



Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight is a retrospective organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Cuban artist developed her distinctive style of geometric abstraction between 1948 and 1978 and the exhibition situates her pioneering abstract work in the history of twentieth-century. A journey through Herrera artworks that offers the first comprehensive look at her career, the result of the time she spent in the art atmosphere of Havana, Paris and New York. Despite the significant discrimination Herrera experienced as both a woman and an immigrant in the art world, she continued to paint for the next six decades, rarely exhibiting her work publicly. Today at the age of 101, she is still fascinated by the straight line and continues to work almost every day demonstrating a disciplined, but highly sophisticated exploration of color and form.