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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires work by Virginia Jaramillo

August 3, 2020

Hales is proud to announce that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts have acquired Time Fractal, 1973, by American artist Virginia Jaramillo. As revered art institutions continue to recognize Jaramillo’s six-decade career, this prominent acquisition sees her work enter one of the largest art museums in North America.

Time Fractal, 1973, is one of Jaramillo's celebrated Curvilinear paintings. Made from the late 1960s to early 1970s in her Soho studio in New York City, the Curvilinear paintings saw Jaramillo’s work develop to be increasingly bold in scale, composition and formal experimentation, with vivid fields of color disrupted by precise lines in contrasting shades.

Paintings from this period were included in in the distinguished DeLuxe Show (1971) in Houston, TX, one of the first racially integrated exhibitions in the United States. The only woman in the show, Jaramillo had her paintings displayed alongside contemporaries such as Ed Clark and Sam Gilliam. Jaramillo’s Curvilinear paintings were also included in the Whitney Annual, NY, USA (1972), Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Tate Modern, London, UK (2017) which toured to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR, USA); Brooklyn Museum (NY, USA) and the Broad (CA,USA), and We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women at Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA (2017) which toured to the California African American Museum (CA, USA); Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY, USA) and the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (MA, USA).