Open Cube: Hamra Abbas

18 November 2019 - 14 January 2020 Gallery

Open Cube is Hamra Abbas’ third solo at the gallery, featuring a series of new conceptual prints and marble inlay works that focus on form, line, and colour in the context of geometric abstraction. The title of the exhibition refers to Sol LeWitt’s Incomplete Open Cubes (1974) in which the artist identified 122 unique variations of an incomplete cube. It was Abbas’ encounter with these works at LeWitt’s emblematic retrospective at MASS MoCA in 2016 that provided her with new insights into her own practice, specifically with regard to his treatment of the cube and his explorations of colour.  In the current exhibition, Abbas draws upon this intimate encounter, incorporating her understanding and experience of LeWitt’s systems into her own personal language.