Stanley Whitney Exhibit at Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Jul 27, 2015
Until October 25, “Dance the Orange”, the first New York solo museum exhibition of artist Stanley Whitney, will be held in the Studio Museum — in the hub of Harlem. The exhibition, organized by Lauren Haynes, associate curator, was funded through the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York, its City Council, and the state agency, the New York State Council on the Arts. It will present nearly twenty-nine paintings and works on paper, created between 2008 and 2015.
The personal approach of Stanley Whitney is often closer to architecture, which is his trademark. His passion for jazz is a source of inspiration in the structure of his paintings. His paintings — mostly in square format — are made up of irregular grids, dividing rectangles of different vivid colors.
Born in 1946 in Philadelphia in the northeast of the United States, Stanley Whitney attended the Kansas City Art Institute in 1966, then the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1966. He currently lives and works in New York. His abstract paintings with vibrant colors have gained a following since the mid-1990s.
Photo credit: Stanley Whitney and Team Gallery