New York

Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2002, ink-jet print on book page, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8".

Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2002, ink-jet print on book page, 10 3/8 x 7 3/8".

New York

“Wade Guyton OS”

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
October 4, 2012–January 13, 2013

Curated by Scott Rothkopf

The “OS” in the title of Wade Guyton’s Whitney show this fall stands for “operating system,” and if Guyton’s singular and inimitable practice—misusing print technology to make drawings and paintings that are sly, slick, and confounding—is less hegemonic than Windows, it is one that has earned him recognition as one of the most influential artists of his generation. This exhibition of approximately ninety works made between 1999 and today will include, in addition to the artist’s iconic printed paintings and works on paper, sculptures (such as his mirrored, stainless-steel “U Sculptures,” 2005–12, and the infamous deconstructed Marcel Breuer chairs) plus two new large-scale works conceived especially for the Breuer building. The show’s catalogue will feature an interview with the artist by Donna De Salvo and an extended essay by Rothkopf, whose previous landmark authorship on Guyton’s work makes him the ideal arbiter for this first midcareer survey.