Discover the spiritual and transcendent work of one of America’s foremost abstract painters.
The career of Agnes Martin (1912 – 2004) spanned nearly five decades. Her style was underpinned by her deep belief in the emotive and expressive power of art, and she sought to represent how nature made her feel – humble, joyous, free. For Agnes, the horizontal line was her joy; the expanse of the horizon and open plain or the serenity of the sea.
Subtle colours appear to project beyond the paintings themselves to engage all the senses. Their delicacy and vigour provoke awe, and it is this combination of power and visual magnetism that has to be experienced.
There are also two small exhibitions created by local young people in response to the works of Agnes Martin in the City Space gallery from 7 July to 6 September.