One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Works
April 3 – September 7, 2015
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
Excerpt from New York Times, published April 3, 2015:
The result [of the show] is a visual narrative as logically imagined and rhythmically paced as a film storyboard. At MoMA the entire series wraps round the walls of one gallery, and even from a distance, standing in the middle of the room, you can pick up the formal links and syncopations. Dark, dense compositions alternate with open, light ones. Geometric dominance — vertical, horizontal, diagonal — shifts from panel to panel. Single rich colors — rust-pink, mustard, sherbet-green — recur, threading through the whole like the sound of bright instruments in an orchestra.
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