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Mac Whitney - Paintings 

May 7th - July 30th, 2022

Mac Whitney, born in 1936 in Kansas, has lived in worked in Texas over the last 50 years.

 

In 1979 Mac Whitney was awarded a commission by the City of Houston to build a large-scale sculpture funded by grants of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Urban Development which is placed in the Stude Park, Houston. His work has been continuously shown nationally and internationally over the last 50 years, and is part of many public collections including the Dallas Museum of Art, The Fort Worth Museum of Art, The Art Museum of South Texas, The University of North Texas Museum, The Nave Museum Victoria, Texas. 

 

Whitney’s paintings were created on stretch canvases with oil paints and represent a freedom from the physical constraints of sculpting. Working in a 2D space allows Whitney to freely play with structure and work with the impossible. Whitney uses his paintings as a way to free-associate in order to look for the unexpected and take advantage of something new. Whitney’s works have always focused on the interplay of form and emphasizes the importance of playfulness when creating art, as it allows to go outside of traditional boundaries and develop truly unique work.