August 30 @ 9:00 am
Based in Beacon, New York, Torkwase Dyson’s abstract paintings engage notions of perception, scale, and space. These ideas are foundational in the artist’s theory of Black Compositional Thought, where Dyson attends to questions of environmental liberation for Black and brown people. Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum series offers Dyson an opportunity to expand her formal and conceptual practice through a new body of work.Torkwase Dyson (b. 1973, Chicago, IL) has distilled a vocabulary of poetic forms that exist between expressionist marks and geometric abstractions to address the spaciousness of freedom and question what type of climates are born out of world-building. Dyson looks to spatial liberation strategies from historical and contemporary perspectives, seeking to uncover new understandings of the potential for more livable geographies.
Torkwase Dyson is organized by Liz Park, Richard Armstrong Curator of Contemporary Art.