LVH Art is pleased to present ‘Women in Abstraction’, which will bring together iconic pioneers of the movement together with the new vanguard of women abstract painters working today.
In the mid-20th century, the genre of abstract expressionism emerged out of an overwhelming desire to break away from the accepted conventions of traditional painting. Pioneers like Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler let paint erupt onto their canvases into shapes and forms that exhibition-goers could not at first comprehend, leaving viewers to take a more introspective reading of their works.
Building upon the legacy of their predecessors, a new wave of female artists have since developed the genre of abstraction into something more complex and reflective of our time. Their canvases are riddled with contemporary anxieties: from the body, to personal identity, to the urban space.
Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong, curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, this contemporary art survey features some of the most talked-about abstract women artists of our time and opens up a new dialogue around what abstraction means to each of these artists and where abstraction might be headed next.