Abts explains that she begins with “no plans, sketches or preconceptions” and is motivated by “not knowing what the outcome might be.” Operating without a preconceived endpoint, her intention shifted in Untitled (diagonals), as reflected in changes in the composition and color.
Tomma Abts (left) with printer Ianne Kjorlie (right) at Crown Point Press, 2009, photograph by Kathan Brown, Courtesy Crown Point Press
"Yes, No, Maybe: The Art of Making
Decisions," lecture by exhibition curators Judith Brodie and Adam Greenhalgh (audio)
Julie Mehretu, artist, in conversation with curator Judith Brodie, Diamonstein-Spielvogel lecture (audio)
"An Insider's Perspective," lecture by Kathan Brown, founder of Crown Point Press (audio)