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Artist Talk: Jack Whitten

April 22, 2015
Fullerton Hall
$15 for SCA members, $20 for nonmembers

Jack Whitten has been making carefully constructed paintings that explore the possibilities of abstraction and the photographic moment for the past 40 years. He has produced an ever-evolving set of painting tools­—ranging from a hair comb to 12-foot mechanisms of rubber, wire, or notched metal—which he rakes across his canvases, and which he refers to as “developers,” in obvious reference to a photographer’s chemicals.

Sponsored by Victoria Lautman


Jack Whitten. Khee II, 1978. Contemporary Art Discretionary Fund; through prior restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon B. Smith; through prior gift of Michael Abrams; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; restricted gift of Denise Gardner; Max V. Kohnstam, N. W. Harris, William H. Bartles, and Laura Slobe Memorial purchase prize funds. © 1978 Jack Whitten.