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Beyond Black and White: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

May 28–June 28, 2015
Black and white are fundamental to the story of art. Found in the toolkits of most artists, these achromatic colors are considered basic for formal experimentation, yet their usage also reveals insight into the cultural context in which a work of art was made. Featuring selections from the Picker Art Gallery’s permanent collection—over 60 prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculptures from the 15th to the 21st centuries—this exhibition explores the way in which myriad applications of a dramatically reduced palette, predominantly one in black, white, and combinations thereof, reflect historical changes in artistic technologies and methodologies and impart contextually-specific and deeply metaphorical meanings.
samson rending the lion