Jacqueline Humphries' Post-Internet Revival of Abstraction 28 October 2021
Jacqueline Humphries, jHΩ1:) (2018). Oil on linen. 114 x 127 in. The Abrishamchi Family Collection. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York. Copyright Jacqueline Humphries. Photo: Jason Mandella.
A major solo exhibition of works by Jacqueline Humphries continues at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University until January 2022.
Over her four-decade career, Humphries has consistently revitalised abstract painting. She often incorporates post-internet visual language into her works, like emojis, emoticons, and CAPTCHA.
Titled jHΩ1:) and curated by Mark Godfrey, Wexner's show includes 30 works in addition to a new multipanel installation—the artist's largest to date.
Earlier this year, her painting The Mirror and the Mask (2010) sold for $300,00 at Phillips, well exceeding its $120,00–180,000 estimate. Paintings have recently been presented by Galerie Gisela Capitain at Art Basel, Basel and Modern Art at Frieze London.