Join critic and art historian Mark Godfrey, senior curator of international art at Tate Modern, for a talk that examines Jack Whitten’s radical approach to painting processes, with a particular focus on his work from the 1960s and ’70s. As a part of the presentation, Godfrey will reflect upon Whitten’s use of rakes and combs as “developers” instead of brushes, and the intersection of these alternative tools of art-making with his interests in free jazz and the African American experience. Works in the exhibition that memorialize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will also be highlighted. The talk will be followed by a short discussion led by Walker curators.
Gallery Talk: Process and Politics in Jack Whitten's Paintings
Free with gallery admission