Stanley Whitney: How Black Is That Blue 👀

1062 N Orange Grove, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Feb 27, 10 AM - 6 PM — ends Apr 10, 2021
On view at Matthew Marks Gallery, 1062 North Orange Grove and 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, through April 10. To make an appointment, please call 323-654-1830 or click here: app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19439572&appointmentType=19867013

Over the past four decades Stanley Whitney has relentlessly explored the nature of color, touch, and structure, producing a complex and visually engaging body of work. He has employed the same organizing system within his paintings for almost twenty years — blocks of color divided by thin horizontal lines on a square canvas — allowing him infinite possibilities to create paintings within paintings. Alive to the world around him, Whitney’s personal experiences are ingrained in his abstractions, as his wide-ranging titles suggest.

Marked by characteristically bright hues and formal clarity, these eleven works constitute How Black is That Blue, Whitney’s first full-scale exhibition in Los Angeles.

Image: Stanley Whitney, "No Love Laws," 2020