Jack McWhorter at the Painting Center | School of Art | Kent State University

Jack McWhorter at the Painting Center

Jack McWhorter, Associate Professor in Painting at the Stark Campus, has a solo exhibition Slow Formations in the Main Gallery and Project Room at the Painting Center in New York City.  The exhibition will be on view from May 23, 2017 - June 17, 2017.

The paintings included in the exhibition are snapshots of structures in flux or becoming. The central narrative is color coming into its own in response to other colors. The paintings start with the stratification of color and paint and then forms are organized through movement and repetition. Tom Wachunas writes that "McWhorter establishes sets of marks, lines, and washes, often layered – zigzags, diamond shapes, or lozenge units amid ghostly grids – all separate yet inseparable. And essential to the impact of these images is the exhilarating expressivity of color. Call it chromatic drama. These integrated systems of gestural and chromatic configurations can allow all manner of associations. They might indicate tangible, scientific phenomena and structures in the natural world, or signal the subtler workings of life on less visible planes."

Image: Jack McWhorter, Witch of Atlas, oil on canvas, 34x40 inches, 2016

POSTED: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:57pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:58pm