Into View: Bernice Bingcelebrates the museum’s acquisition of 20 paintings and works on paper that shine a light on an important local Asian American artist, Bernice Bing who has only recently gained broad recognition for her achievements. Bing was an Asian American women, a lesbian, and a community activist. The displayed works reveal the evolution of Bing’s remarkable practice, from paintings of the 1950s and 1960s that straddle Abstract Expressionism and figuration to work from the 1980s and 1990s that explores a synthesis of Zen calligraphy and Western abstraction.
The exhibition shows how Bing’s perseverance as a queer Asian American woman fueled her achievements as a catalyst in the Bay Area cultural scene during the second half of the 20th century.
We are thrilled to offer exclusive items celebrating Bernice Bing and her dreamy, abstract expressionist paintings and self-portraits.