No. 272: Stanley Whitney

Episode No. 272 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Stanley Whitney.

On Saturday, January 21 — that’s this weekend — the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will open “Focus: Stanley Whitney,” an exhibition of Whitney’s latest work. It was organized by Alison Hearst and will remain on view through April 2.

Whitney is an abstract painter whose explorations of color, form and a lot more color are true to the modernist tradition and suggest new ways forward. His work is in the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, and more. In 2015 the Studio Museum in Harlem presented a solo show of his work. As Whitney mentions on this week’s program, this summer he’ll be included in Documenta 14, an -ennial that will be split between Athens and Kassel, Germany.

Air date: January 19, 2017.

Stanley Whitney, Radical Openness, 1991.

Stanley Whitney, Radical Openness, 1991.

Stanley Whitney, James Brown Sacrifice to Apollo, 2008.

Stanley Whitney, James Brown Sacrifice to Apollo, 2008.

Stanley Whitney, Dance the Orange, 2008.

Stanley Whitney, Dance the Orange, 2008.

Stanley Whitney, My Name is Peaches, 2015.

Stanley Whitney, My Name is Peaches, 2015.

Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2015.

Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2015.

Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2013.

Stanley Whitney, Untitled, 2013.

Stanley Whitney, not titled, not dated.

Stanley Whitney, not titled, not dated.

Stanley Whitney, not titled, not dated.

Stanley Whitney, not titled, not dated.

Stanley Whitney's studio circa 2013.

Stanley Whitney’s studio circa 2013.

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