Untitled #2

Howardena Pindell American

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Here Pindell inscribed numbers onto punched dots and then pasted them onto a sheet of graph paper. The dots sit uncomfortably in the grid of squares, creating an ordered but dense thicket of visual information. Pindell’s numerical notations appear purposeful, perhaps even algorithmic, but they amount to nothing but diagrammatic babble, taunting our desire to make sense of—to rationalize—their content.

Untitled #2, Howardena Pindell (American, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1943), Ink and punched paper, graphite, on paper

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