In November 2015, the Dallas Museum of Art will become the exclusive American venue for a new exhibition of works by Jackson Pollock, the first in over three decades to survey a phase of work known as his Black Pourings. Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots will illuminate this underexplored but pivotal part of the artist’s practice. The exhibition will explore the Pollock’s practice via a selection of paintings made between 1947 and 1949; these works will serve to contextualize the radical departure represented by the Black Pourings, a series of black enamel and oil paintings that Pollock created between 1951 and 1953. Exhibiting works from the height of the artist’s celebrity set against his lesser known paintings will offer the opportunity to appreciate Pollock’s broader ambitions as an artist, and to better understand the importance of the ‘blind spots’ in his practice.
Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots has been developed in collaboration with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Washburn Gallery. The exhibition is co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and Tate Liverpool. The Tate presentation, on view June 30 – October 18, 2015, will be curated by Gavin Delahunty with Tate Liverpool’s Assistant Curator Stephanie Straine.
Images: Jackson Pollock , Number 14, 1951, oil paint on canvas, © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014; Jackson Pollock, Portrait and a Dream, 1953, oil and enamel on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, © Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Jackson Pollock, Yellow Islands, 1952, oil paint on canvas, © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014