Glenn Ligon, A Small Band, 2015, neon and paint

Renowned artist Glenn Ligon (b. 1960) guest-curates a lyrical meditation on blue and black. Inspired by the Pulitzer’s monumental Ellsworth Kelly wall sculpture, Blue Black, Ligon will expand Kelly’s exploration of the two colors with a diverse selection of more than forty works spanning almost a century and touching upon notions of language, identity, and memory. With work ranging from Abstract Expressionist canvases to experimental film, and including pieces by Ligon, the exhibition resists fixed interpretations, instead enlisting color as a means to pose timely and nuanced questions. Among the artists included is Simone Leigh, whose sculptural work Dunham will be on view.