"As with many painters whose style matured during the late 1960s and early '70s, Whitten's career wasn't widely recognized until the past few years. But today, when Whitten's visually seductive paintings appear in major museum shows, it has become difficult to imagine a history of abstract painting without his work."
Whitten, an artist often situated in relation to the legacy of Abstract Expressionism but whose work ranged far beyond, died on January 20 at age 78. The post Remembering Jack Whitten’s Vision and Conviction appeared first on Hyperallergic.
According to Hauser & Wirth, abstract painter Jack Whitten has died at 78. In 2013 NYTimes review, Holland Cotter praised Whitten for his restless energy: With a career grazing the 50-year mark, Jack Whitten is still making work that looks like no one else’s, which is saying something, given the flood of abstract painting in New York … read more... "Quick study"
American painter and sculptor Jack Whitten has died at the age of 78, his gallery announced on Sunday. The black artist was known for continually evolving over his five-decade career -- from painting to sculpture and from figurative to abstract. Show More Summary
He was a lead reporter on the Washington Merry-Go-Round column with Jack Anderson.
The signatories, a mix of members and members-elect, include Kara Walker, Dread Scott, Ed Ruscha, Jack Whitten, Judith Bernstein, and Peter Saul. The post Nearly 80 National Academy Members Sign Letter in Support of Dana Schutz and ICA Boston appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Jack Whitten is the most relentless experimenter with materials in a generation of abstract artists who have yet to receive their due, perhaps because no one has come up with a catchy and marketable name for them, like the “Minimalists” or “The Pictures Generation.” The post Jack Whitten’s Walls appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The art world did not begin to seriously deal with Jack Whitten’s merger of formal inventiveness and emotional content until the past decade, when he entered his seventies. The post Better Late Than Never appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Allan Stone Projects is presenting Jack Whitten: The Sixties, on view from September 8 ? October 22, 2016. Selected from the Allan Stone Collection, the solo exhibition surveys paintings and works on paper from a pivotal period in the artist?s fifty-year career. Show More Summary
Hauser & Wirth announced worldwide representation of Jack Whitten, the American abstractionist celebrated for his innovative processes of applying and transfiguring paint in works equally alert to materiality, politics, and metaphysics. Show More Summary
Jack Whitten makes paintings in which paint application, embedded materials, and evocative titles embody narrative--the story of the artist's life and his times.While I was in Minneapolis a few weeks ago I was delighted to see the excellent...Show More Summary
The Walker Art Center will present Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting, the largest full-career retrospective of the American painter Jack Whitten. Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the exhibition will be on view at the Walker from September 13, 2015 through January 24, 2016 in the Target and Friedman Galleries. Show More Summary
“I like the idea that people are suspended while asking questions about process. I like the idea that the viewer might be frozen by wonder. I have developed many conceptual and technical approaches over the past 50 years, and now, all I’m doing is going back into my toolbox and using them. Show More Summary
Jack Whitten, Acrylic Collage I, 1973. Henri Matisse, Oceania, The Sea, 1947. Collection of the Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland. It’s hard to look at Jack Whitten’s 1973 paintings made up of collaged bits of acrylic paint without thinking of Henri Matisse, specifically the late 1940s and early 1950s works Matisse made in a strikingly diverse range of media [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Jack Whitten. Earlier this week the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University opened “Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-73.” Curated by Katy Siegel, the exhibition examines the period during which Whitten began to use tools to “process” paint on canvas. The exhibition also includes small drawing studies and small [...]
SAN DIEGO, CALIF.- At the 2012 Collectors' Selection Dinner on Wednesday, April 25, MCASD's International Collectors and Contemporary Collectors voted to purchase new works for the Museum's collection: a luminous overhead sculpture by...Show More Summary
. Regina Silveira, installation with vinyl I went to Alexander Gray Associates in Chelsea to see Jack Whitten's show (and I'?ll have a report for you next week), but I was taken with this front-window installation by the Brazilian artist, Regina Silveira. Show More Summary