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Ecdysis I 1989, All images:© Jack Whitten Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

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Jack Whitten at Hauser & Wirth London

More Dimensions Than You Know: Jack Whitten, 1979 – 1989

Hauser & Wirth London, South Gallery
27 September – 18 November 2017
Opening reception: Tuesday 26 September, 6 - 8 pm

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present Jack Whitten's first-ever solo exhibition in London and the gallery's inaugural project with the artist in the United Kingdom. Whitten is an American abstract painter celebrated for his innovative transfiguration of paint in works equally alert to materiality, politics and metaphysics. Mentored by both Willem de Kooning and Norman Lewis, with a career spanning five decades Whitten holds a unique place in the narrative of postwar American art. Curated by Richard Shiff, this presentation has a historical focus, bringing together a large number of Whitten's paintings from 1979 to 1989. These years marked a period of intense experimentation for the artist and reflect his intellectual engagement with contemporary changes in science and technology. Whitten's work is a focus of 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power', on view at Tate Modern until 22 October 2017.

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