Quote of the Day: Jack Whitten

�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…
“I am dealing with the evolution of painting, Western abstract painting in particular. In this way, evolution is the symbol I am trying to capture. That�s why each work is so different, it is still in the act of evolving.�

[Image: Jack Whitten, Crushed Grid, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 63 x 103 inches.]

Jack Whitten,” Alexander Gray Associates, Chelsea, New York, NY. Through October 12, 2013. Concurrent with the exhibition is “Jack Whitten: Light Years 1971�1973,” Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Through December 22, 2013.

Related posts:
Rejecting the New: Abstract painting in the 1980s (2013)
Jack Whitten and Robert Storr in conversation (2007)

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