Jacqueline Humphries

After a 2005 fire in her studio, Humphries produced the first of her scintillating “black light” paintings, which radiate wild, ghostly neon colors in dark rooms under ultraviolet light—not a technique that one sees contemporary artists using very often. “Fluorescent colors are very powerful, yet they were so bounded by these typical associations—African princess sex goddess, marijuana and magic mushrooms, Jimi Hendrix and the Doors, and that was kind of it,” Humphries said, sitting in a backroom at Greene Naftali, her longtime Chelsea gallery. “I grew up in the ’60s, so I was into it. Why not take something like that and see if you can make serious abstraction with it?” More


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