This Tuesday: a lecture by artist Stanley Whitney

Stanley Whitney, Bodyheat, Oil on linen, 96” x 96”. Courtesy the artist and Team Gallery, NY, NY.
Stanley Whitney, Bodyheat, Oil on linen, 96” x 96”. Courtesy the artist and Team Gallery, NY, NY.

This Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m., the Visual & Critical Studies Department will present a lecture by artist Stanley Whitney, our first entry in the fall 2013 Art in the First Person lecture series.

Here’s a preview from SVA’s e-vite:

Stanley Whitney’s investigation of color is primordial. As Bob Nickas states in his book Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting: “In the work of Stanley Whitney, color and structure, two fundamental aspects of abstract painting, become color as structure.” John Yau writes about: “Whitney’s structuring of color achieves the condition of music—the state all art aspires to.” Stanley Whitney will discuss the evolution of his career and how he arrived at his mature work. The lecture will showcase paintings, prints and drawings from the 1970s through each decade until present day.

Stanley Whitney (b. Philadelphia, PA) received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Yale University. Whitney is represented by Team Gallery in New York, Nordenhake Galerie in Berlin, Albert Baronian Galerie in Brussels, and Christine Koenig Gallery in Vienna. Stanley Whitney currently lives and works in New York City and Parma, Italy and is a Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA.

You can learn more about Stanley Whitney at these links:

Stanley Whitney at Team Gallery (includes links to selected press)

Stanley Whitney interviewed by David Reed (BOMB 123, Spring 2013)

“Syntax Is Everything: Stanley Whitney at Team” by Deven Golden (artcritical, May 10, 2013)

This Tuesday’s lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in room 101C at 133 West 21st Street in New York City. Like all of the events in the Art in the First Person series, it is free and open to the public. for more information, please visit SVA’s events page.

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