The Phillips Collection will exhibit Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, June 2-September 9.The exhibit will spotlight nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists: Nongirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yununpingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson. Some 60 works are drawn from the collection of Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl, “carefully curated by the Scholls in conjunction with Australian art historian Henry F. Skerritt, with many key works commissioned specifically for the exhibition. The artists are from remote Aboriginal communities across Australia, and the subjects of their art are broad, yet each work is an attempt to grapple with fundamental questions of existence, asking us to slow down and pay attention to the natural world. These are marks made upon an “ancient endless infinity,” revealing humanity’s insignificance against the steady movement of time and the cosmos.”
The Phillips Collection is exhibiting Ten Americans After Paul Klee, thru May 6.The exhibition “explores the role of Swiss-born artist Paul Klee in mid-20th century American art, shedding new light on important figures in American Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painting who adapted aspects of Klee’s art and ideology into their own development. Artists who were influenced by Klee include William Baziotes, Gene Davis, Adolph Gottlieb, Norman Lewis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jackson Pollock, Theodoros Stamos, Mark Tobey, and Bradley Walker Tomlin.