'Stanley Whitney: In The Color' publication is now available
21 February 2019The catalogue accompanying Stanley Whitney's exhibition, 'In The Color', which was held at Lisson Gallery's 24th Street gallery in New York last November, is now available to purchase. Color inspires and informs the work of Whitney, whose paintings explore the many possibilities created by the tessellation and juxtaposition of irregular rectangles in varying shades of strength and subtlety. Within the composition of these adjacent nodes – a structure that fluctuates between freedom and constraint, between endless open fields and controlled boundaries – is ultimately a play between complementing and competing areas of color.
'In the Color' investigates Whitney's profound relationship to color and its spatial effects throughout his career. The cloth-bound publication has been produced in a unique size that exactly matches the scale of Whitney's smallest oil on linen works, and catalogues in full color a number of works from the 1990s to now that were included in Whitney's fourth exhibition with Lisson Gallery. Art historian and scholar Adrianna Campbell's essay, 'The Primacy of Color', also prefaces the publication.