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Jack Whitten

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

April 6 – July 6, 2014

Omphalos (2013) Acrylic on canvas

Omphalos (2013)
Acrylic on canvas
64h x 64w in (162.6h x 162.6w cm)

Press Release

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, CT

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1-5pm

Jack Whitten's exhibition Evolver, curated by Richard Klein, at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT.

Evolver marks the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s painting since 2007. The exhibition will be part of the series featuring artists whose work played a significant role in the Museum’s history during its first decade. Evolver will focus on new works from 2012 to 2014, a period that has so far proven to be one of ambitious experimentation with, and reinvestigation of, a range of motifs from Whitten’s long and rich artistic practice. The exhibition will include approximately twelve paintings borrowed from both the artist’s studio and private collections; Whitten’s 1971 painting Shadows, which was in The Aldrich's collection, will be borrowed and exhibited in an adjacent space to provide a touchstone work from a seminal stylistic period.

Lecture: Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 pm
Jack Whitten discusses his work and process at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT