Kettle’s Yard presents “A New Language“, by the artist Howardena Pindell: the artist’s first solo institutional exhibition in the UK. The exhibition combines work from Pindell’s six-decade-long career including paintings, works on paper, and video. The exhibition tracks the development of Pindell’s artistic language and examines her work as exemplary in articulating empowerment.
Howardena Pindell’s practice holds within it protests, politics, and abstraction. Addressing race, slavery, women’s rights, feminism, and segregation in the United States, her work packs a punch. Her take is calm yet unstinting and tackles the raw end of these issues with a piercing intellectual bite and aesthetic mastery.
Although her work can appear disparate at first glance – using new media, lace-making, painting, and drawing – elements of resistance persist, often through circle motifs, taken from the circle that marked segregated objects in the American South when she was a child.
Tue – Sun 11am – 5pm
University of Cambridge, Castle Street, Cambridge