"The exhibition features works by seven contemporary artists who play with modernist abstraction and push geometry and pattern to the verge of ornament. “Geometries of Difference” includes works by Derrick Adams, Kamrooz Aram, Rana Begum, Jeffrey Gibson, Jason Middlebrook, Kanishka Raja and Seher Shah. They subtly subvert modernist abstraction through strategies of difference, pushing geometry and pattern to the verge of ornament. Drawing from and referring to Western abstraction and other aesthetic traditions more accepting of ornament, the artworks in the exhibition present a dialogue between the two visual discourses, revealing unexpected juxtapositions and intersections that challenge traditional art histories.
Exhibition highlights include two new 7-foot high paintings by Aram, a large wall installation by Begum, and two new series of prints and collages by Shah that investigate pattern and architecture, never before exhibited in the United States." more at Daily Freeman