Curator’s Tour “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017”
Led by Kanitra Fletcher, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art
Although Jack Whitten has long been celebrated for his work as an innovative abstract painter, Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017 is the first major exhibition dedicated to sculptures by the renowned artist. This presentation showcases an extensive and entirely unknown body of work: the sculptures Whitten (1939–2018) created in Greece, along with a selection of his paintings.
Made from a diverse spectrum of materials, including wood, marble, copper, bone, fishing wire, and personal mementos, the sculptures progress from anthropomorphic forms; to reliquaries and works that commemorate places, animal life, and individuals; to symbols of power and references to technology.
This engaging tour explores how Whitten’s sculptures merge widely disparate cultural symbols into highly personal and innovative forms, and their direct influence on the artist’s paintings.
Free with Museum admission. Meet in the lobby of the Law Building.