Marking the Infinite spotlights nine leading Aboriginal Australian women artists: Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Carlene West, and Regina Pilawuk Wilson. The approximately 60 works are drawn from the collection of Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl, carefully curated by the Scholls in conjunction with Australian art historian Henry F. Skerritt, with many key works commissioned specifically for the exhibition. The artists are from remote Aboriginal communities across Australia, and the subjects of their art are broad, yet each work is an attempt to grapple with fundamental questions of existence, asking us to slow down and pay attention to the natural world. These are marks made upon an “ancient endless infinity,” revealing humanity’s insignificance against the steady movement of time and the cosmos.
This exhibition is presented by Chevron.
Generous support is provided by Andrea and Steve Strawn and by U.S. Trust and the Embassy of Australia.
Additional support for the presentation at The Phillips Collection is provided by Dennis and Debra Scholl, Charles McKittrick, Jr., and from the Paula Ballo Dailey Memorial Fund.
In-kind support is provided by
Marking the Infinite originated at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada, and was organized by William Fox, Director, Center for Art and Environment, and Henry Skerritt, Curator, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. The works in the exhibition are drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl.