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Stanley Whitney's 'Drawings' Review in Artforum

20 September 2017

I’d been waiting for a show of Stanley Whitney’s drawings for a long time. Catching sight of them periodically in his studio, or in the back room of a gallery, I’d always been amazed. Whitney is, as should now be apparent, among the supreme colorists of contemporary painting, but what’s amazed me in his drawings has been his mysterious ability to communicate the variable weights and densities of color, as he does in his paintings—without actually using color at all, instead relying on pure line to express, as if through metaphor, chromatic differentiae.

Click here to read the full review by Barry Schwabsky in Artforum

Stanley Whitney: Drawings continues at Lisson Gallery, 138 Tenth Avenue through 21 October, 2017.
Stanley Whitney's 'Drawings' Review in Artforum
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