Yayoi Kusama isn’t associated with monochrome. Her polka dots, pumpkins, and mirrored infinity rooms are exuberantly colored, their groovy palettes suggesting happy acid trips. Yet since antiquity monochrome has been a distinct aesthetic, especially in elegant ink-wash paintings, a genre to which Kusama is drawn. Indeed, as far back as 1959 she employed monochrome. This exhibition explores Kusama in black and white, or in shades of one color, or two. —E.C.
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