Jack Whitten is originally from Alabama. He went to Southern University
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to begin studying art and became involved in
Civil Rights demonstrations there. Angered by the violent resistance to
change he experienced he moved to New York City in 1960. He graduated
from Cooper Union in 1964. Afterwards he remained in New York as a working
artist, heavily influenced by the abstract expressionists then dominating the art
community.Whitten's work was featured in the Annual Exhibition of
Contemporary AmericanPainting at the Whitney Museum of American
Art in 1972. The Whitney mounted a solo exhibition of his paintings in
1974. He has also had individual shows at numerous private galleries
and universities, including a 10-year retrospective
in 1983 at the Studio Museum in Harlem and an exhibition of memorial
paintings in 2008 at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Currently a retrospective exhibition is being organized and the Museum of
Contemporary Art in San Diego will open this travelling exhibition in 2014.
The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is sponsored by the School of Art, Media
, and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design.
The lecture series, organized by Coco Fusco, director of intermedia
initiatives at AMT, invites renowned artists from across the globe to give
free public presentations each Wednesday.
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
more infos http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/events.aspx?id=88452
ElleaimeNY's Blog is the result of the homework Laurence Neron-Bancel does to schedule her visits in cities around the world and during international artfairs, get inspiration for her collages; keep records of artists; an incomplete and arbitrary guide of events in and around Westchester, New York and elsewhere. It is less public than facebook and used as tool for LMCollage and LM Studio, the New artist's residency program just recently launched in Hyeres France If there's an event you'd like considered for inclusion, send your announcement to Laurenceneronbancel@gmail.com
There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.+ I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.Mark ROTHKO