Jack Whitten

 

Rose Art Museum

 September 17 - December 15, 2013
Jack Whitten 
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
left: The Eighth Furrow (1973); right: Asa's Palace (1973)
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
left: The Eighth Furrow (1973); right: Asa's Palace (1973)
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten 
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten 
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten 
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
The Pariah Way (1973)
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
The Pariah Way (1973)
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten 
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten 
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Jack Whitten
Rose Art Museum (2013); installation view
Asa's Palace (1973)
Acrylic on canvas
107.5h x 154.5w in (273.05h x 392.43w cm)
Asa's Palace (1973)
Acrylic on canvas
107.5h x 154.5w in (273.05h x 392.43w cm)
The Pariah Way (1973)
Acrylic on canvas
110h x 207w in (279.4h x 525.78w cm)
The Pariah Way (1973)
Acrylic on canvas
110h x 207w in (279.4h x 525.78w cm)
Soho News (1971)
Acrylic on canvas
88.25h x 115.75w in (224.16h x 294.01w cm)
Soho News (1971)
Acrylic on canvas
88.25h x 115.75w in (224.16h x 294.01w cm)
The Eighth Furrow (1973)
Acrylic on canvas
87.5h x 117w in (222.25h x 297.18w cm)
The Eighth Furrow (1973)
Acrylic on canvas
87.5h x 117w in (222.25h x 297.18w cm)
Third Testing (Slab) (1972)
Acrylic on canvas
34.75h x 35.13w in (88.27h x 89.23w cm)
Third Testing (Slab) (1972)
Acrylic on canvas
34.75h x 35.13w in (88.27h x 89.23w cm)
Acrylic Collage I (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage I (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage II (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage II (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage III (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage III (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage IV (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage IV (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage V (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage V (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage VI (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Acrylic Collage VI (1973)
Acrylic Collage On Linen
16h x 13w in (40.64h x 33.02w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #1 (1971)
Dry pigment on paper
13h x 20w in (33.02h x 50.8w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #1 (1971)
Dry pigment on paper
13h x 20w in (33.02h x 50.8w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #2 (1971)
Dry pigment on paper
13h x 19.75w in (33.02h x 50.17w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #2 (1971)
Dry pigment on paper
13h x 19.75w in (33.02h x 50.17w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #4 (1971)
Dry pigment on paper
13h x 20w in (33.02h x 50.8w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #4 (1971)
Dry pigment on paper
13h x 20w in (33.02h x 50.8w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #7 (1971)
Dry Pigment On Paper
13h x 19.75w in (33.02h x 50.17w cm)
Dispersal 'B' #7 (1971)
Dry Pigment On Paper
13h x 19.75w in (33.02h x 50.17w cm)
Cut Acrylic Series #3 (1973)
Pastel and powdered pigment on paper
19h x 26w in (48.26h x 66.04w cm)
Cut Acrylic Series #3 (1973)
Pastel and powdered pigment on paper
19h x 26w in (48.26h x 66.04w cm)
Cut Acrylic Series #4 (1973)
Pastel and powdered pigment on paper
19h x 26w in (48.26h x 66.04w cm)
Cut Acrylic Series #4 (1973)
Pastel and powdered pigment on paper
19h x 26w in (48.26h x 66.04w cm)
Cut Acrylic Series #5 (1973)
Pastel and powdered pigment on paper
19h x 25.88w in (48.26h x 65.74w cm)
Cut Acrylic Series #5 (1973)
Pastel and powdered pigment on paper
19h x 25.88w in (48.26h x 65.74w cm)

About the Exhibition



September 17 - December 15, 2013

Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971–1973
Rose Art Museum
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA


The exhibition is Whitten's first one person exhibition in New England, and features several never-before exhibited monumental canvases of the early 1970s.

For Whitten, 1970 marked what he calls a “time of reckoning” in his painting, a decisive moment when he erased the hand of the past and moved into his own present. Whitten began a course of experiments with paint that expanded the scale of painting on canvas. Gesture was removed; the paint and canvas were "processed”, produced through large troughs of paint dragged across the canvas with tools including squeegees, rakes, and combs.

In addition to Whitten’s monumental works, the exhibition includes experimental drawing studies and small works on canvas made with slices of dried acrylic paint, among the first collages ever made using paint.

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