The notion that abstraction was a purely formal and American form of art, associated only with eternal themes divorced from the present, was met with heightened skepticism at the height of the political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 70s.
At the exhibition "Kaleidoscope. Abstraction, color and politics in the 60s and 70s“The ever-changing practices of local Detroit artists, women artists, and color artists are examined as they make extensive use of abstraction. Their strategies have dramatically transformed the practice of abstraction into a changing American political landscape.
Artists at the exhibition: Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Berlyavsky-Nevelson, Howardena Pindell, Lester Johnson, Jennifer Bartlett and others.