February 2012

ARTIST’S PORTFOLIO: JACK WHITTEN

Michelle Kuo, introduction

WHEN DOES AN IMAGE END? At the edge of the screen, we might say, or of the stretcher or the page. But none of these answers has ever seemed to satisfy Jack Whitten. His work eludes the perimeters we know. It conjures something else: infinite extension, scanning, even searching.  The modernist grid, of course, implied such extension: its vertical and horizontal lines …

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