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Jackson Pollock, the master of Abstract Expressionism, reached an endgame with his groundbreaking drip paintings in 1950, and then experimented with a new technique, akin to drawing, of pouring thinned black enamel onto unprimed cotton duck.

“The power of Pollock’s allover drip paintings from 1947 to 1950 is so all-commanding that they’ve forced a blind spot in our ability to look at other aspects of the artist’s genius,” said Gavin Delahunty, senior curator of contemporary art at the Dallas Museum of Art. He began researching Pollock’s “black pourings,” made from 1951 to 1953, after conversations with artists including Wade Guyton, Jacqueline Humphries and Julie Mehretu, who discussed their influence.

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 In November 2015, The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only American venue to host the exhibition “Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots.” The show is the first in over three decades to explore Jackson Pollock’s Black Pourings, a series of black enamel and oil paintings created by the Abstract Expressionist artist between 1951 and 1953. Although the Black Pourings are a pivotal part of Pollock’s oeuvre, they have largely gone underexplored.

“Blind Spots” is the first major exhibition to be curated by Gavin Delahunty, who joined the Dallas Museum of Art as the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of American Art in May.

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