Color inspires and informs the works of Stanley Whitney, whose paintings explore the many possibilities created by configuring inserts and overlapping irregular rectangles in different shades of strength and subtlety. With the composition of the paintings – a structure that fluctuates between freedom and restriction, between infinite fields and delimited areas – Whitney's work is a constant play of areas of color that complement and oppose each other.
This exhibition, the artist's 4th at the gallery and the first solo exhibition to occupy both Lisson exhibition spaces in New York, investigates Whitney's deep relationship with color and its spatial effects throughout his career. The show brings paintings and drawings produced since the 1990s in one of the spaces, and a set of unpublished works in the other.
Stanley Whitney: In the Color
Visitation: until 12/21/18; Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Lisson Gallery: W 24th St & Tenth Ave, New York. Free entrance.