Jack Whitten

Beta Pictoris Maus Contemporary Art

March 11 – April 22, 2011

Ribbons of Honor #1
2009

Ribbons of Honor #3
2009

Ribbons of Honor #4
2009

Ribbons of Honor #5
2009

Ribbons of Honor #6
2009

Ribbons of Honor #7
2009

Ribbons of Honor #9
2009

Ribbons of Honor #10
2009

Ribbons of Honor #11
2009

Ribbons of Honor #12
2009

Press Release

Ribbons of Honor
Beta Pictoris Maus Contemporary Art
Birmingham, AL

In the exhibition, small-scale paintings Ribbons of Honor (2009), demonstrates Jack Whitten’s ability to shock and awe with color, surface tension and geometry. In these works, described by the artist as “acrylic collages”, mixed-media and acrylic surfaces are adhered to painted panels. With geometric designs inspired by the modular forms of military ribbons, the soft pink under-glow of the verso of the panels offer a tension with the bold colors, glossy and shimmering ornamentation of the poured acrylic surfaces.