There are common misconceptions about abstract art such as it doesn’t hold narrative, or can’t have informative messages, but these two artists prove the contrary. Gatson and Khan’s work, both draw from political and cultural information pertaining to their backgrounds, and create works that echo memory and history. Gatson’s hard edged geometric work contrasts that of Khan’s soft sculpture with form and materials, yet the pallet and approach to abstraction complement each other well. If you are in Brooklyn make sure to stop by the exhibition, open through June 15th.
Rico Gatson & Baseera Khan: “FREE TO BE” | Jenkins Johnson Projects
Dareece Walker, Living Life Fearless, May 4, 2019