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.
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