Inspired by place and process, Pinkney Herbert's work is a spirited exploration in color and line derived from the sights, sounds, and energies of the two principal cities – Memphis and New York – in which this body of work was created. Graffiti-like gestures scrawl atop digital prints, which are collaged and integrated into his paintings. In this 30-year survey, we follow Pinkney Herbert on his transformative journey from the narrative into abstraction.
Yates, Sam; Herbert, Pinkney; Mella, Joseph; Levin, Kim; Rollins, Tim; and Martin, T. Michael, "Distilled: The Narrative Transformed (Exhibition Catalogue)" (2015). Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture.