Security Envelopes, Whitney Biennial, 1989

Security Envelopes, Whitney Biennial, 1989

Cindy Bernard, Installation view, Security Envelope Grid (1-75), Whitney Biennial, 1989

Cindy Bernard, Installation view, Security Envelope Grid (1-75), Whitney Biennial, 1989

…This enlarged isolation lays bare the pattern’s indirect kinship with various kinds of modernist abstraction., from gesturalism to the rough-hewn geometric patterning of Jasper John’s cross-hatching. Her gird of installed photographs becomes an extended index to what are commonly perceived as the highly individual marking systems of contemporary art…..

Biennial, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, catalogue excerpt
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