The Cochran Collection

Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss

Abstraction by African American Woman Artists


Dancing on the Edge of the Abyss Installation Photos

The Cochrans began building their impressive collection of abstract works at a time when it was unusual to collect non-figurative art by African American artists. The works in the exhibition attest to the remarkable depth of talent of African American women artists who worked in the field of abstraction despite receiving little critical or popular attention, a situtaiton that has only recently begun to change.

Marianne Richter
Director Columbus Museum

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SerialArtistTitleDate        Dimensions
1BanksBlack Bird198824-1/8 x 28-1/8 x 1 Inches
2BlaytonSoul Sound197723 x 31 x 1 Inches
4BrowneJih-t-Gn198036 x 48-1/4 x 1 Inches
5CarterLinear Movement No. 9ND26 x 14-1/4 x 1 Inches
6HassingerGarden199025-1/4 x 25-1/4 x 1 Inches
7HawkinsThe Meeting of Megnez...ND19-1/2 x 23-1/2 x 1 Inches
8O'NealThe Swing #2197624-1/4 x 30-1/4 x 1 Inches
9PindellAntares200118-1/4 x 20-1/4 x 1 Inches
10PindellKyoto Positive-Negative198030-1/4 x 25 x 1-3/4 Inches
11PindellKyoto Positive-Negative (verso)198030-1/4 x 25 x 1-3/4 Inches
12PuryearDark Shadows197424 x 20-1/4 x 1 Inches
13HallDark Shadows - PoemND18-1/4 x 13-1/4 x 1 Inches
14PuseyMobile Images197030-3/4 x 24-1/4 x 1 Inches
15RinggoldNo More War #1198431 x 24-1/4 x 1 Inches
16SaarSilver Linings: The Unknown198228-1/4 x 34-1/4 x 1-1/2 Inches
17ThomasUntitled1970s16-1/4 x 18-1/4 x 1 Inches
18ThompsonMandala197838-1/4 x 30-1/2 x 1 Inches
19ThompsonMontsolva197838-1/4 x 30-1/2 x 1 Inches
20ThompsonMulbris197838-1/4 x 30-1/2 x 1 Inches
21ThompsonAscension197838-1/4 x 30-1/2 x 1 Inches
22ThompsonSaturnalla197838-1/4 x 30-1/2 x 1 Inches
23WellmanUntitled Sky198628-1/4 x 24-1/2 x 1 Inches

Works of Art Photos by G. Ray Sullivan, Jr.