Principle of Equivalence is the first major retrospective exhibition presenting a selection of seventy-three paintings and handmade paper works over nearly seventy years by New York-based artist Virginia Jaramillo (Mexican American, born 1939). Tracing the impact of the Jaramillo’s practice, which collide postwar abstraction with physics, science and the cosmos, archaeology and mythology, and modernist design philosophies, this exhibition sheds light on her career and situates it within the larger narrative of American abstract art. For decades, Jaramillo’s work has been celebrated internationally in groundbreaking exhibitions including The De Luxe Show, in 1971, one of the first major racially integrated exhibitions in the United States. Jaramillo also has an exhibition history in Kansas City that stretches back to the late 1970s.
“It is an honor to be part of The Warhol Foundation’s mission to support the visual arts coupled with its commitment to specifically support the voices of women, POC, Native Americans, and LGBTQ. It is simply thrilling to be part of an organization where we get to see these values writ large and implement real change in real life ways in the visual arts community that still so needs to move forward in terms of social justice, equality, and diversity. We put our money where our mouth is. How many institutions actually do that?”
Deborah Kass, Artist