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In this short bilingual essay, Gustavo Valdés highlights the importance of Cuban painter Carmen Herrera (b. 1915) as a harbinger in geometric abstraction, as well as the most senior Latino artist working in New York. Following a brief anecdote of how Valdés and Herrera became acquainted, the author goes on to analyze the formal qualities as well as the meaning that the artist conveys in her paintings.
The independent curator and art critic Gustavo Valdés, Jr. writes that Carmen Herrera’s work is contextualized within the framework of geometric abstraction, and as a Latina art practitioner in New York City going all the way back to the end of World War II.