The New Minimalists

How a new generation of Black female artists have learned to embrace the restrictions — and freedom — of work that, as an older artist once put it, “doesn’t mean anything.”

By Adam Bradley
PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS | ARTS AND LETTERS


JENNIE C. JONES was a 20-year-old art student when she first saw the work of the minimalist painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly installed at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1989. These were some of Kelly’s signature panels: bold, monochromatic shapes...

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