New in the Galleries: 101-year-old Cuban artist Carmen Herrera explores the possibilities of geometric abstraction in her painting “Beacon II” (2016). Though this work’s crisp lines and contrasting planes of color might seem simple, Herrera, who trained as an architect at the Universidad de la Habana, creates the illusion of depth by converging the red triangles just off the center of the canvas. This contradiction between flatness and depth creates a spatial tension that allows Herrera to challenge the geometry of her canvas.  

“Beacon II,” 2016, by Carmen Herrera (Promised gift of Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman)