Jack McWhorter: Slow Formations

23 May 2017 – 17 Jun 2017

The Painting Center

New York
New York, United States


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​The Painting Center presents Slow Formations by Jack McWhorter in the Main Gallery and Project Room.


These paintings 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."

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