Mac Whitney: Sculptures and Paintings
January 13 - March 10, 2018
Mac Whitney: Sculptures and Paintngs is an exhibition featuring Whitney’s abstract sculptures, constructed out of raw steel. The sculptures are a metaphysical expression of the fundamental forces of tension and resolution evident in the built environment: the thrust of a tall vertical; the repose of an outstretched horizontal; the dynamism of a forceful diagonal; the lyricism of a slowly unfolding curve – all subtly knit into the fabric of a freestanding form that is both open and closed. Also featured in the exhibition are Whitney’s most recent oil paintings. Layers of oil paint are applied to the surface of each painting with a chain, recalling Whitney’s hands-on approach to sculpting raw steel.
Mac Whitney, born 1936 in Kansas, currently lives and works in Ovilla, TX. In 1979, Mac Whitney was the first to be awarded a commission by the City of Houston to build a large-scale sculpture funded by grants by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Urban Development. His work has been shown continuously over the last 50 years, both nationally and internationally, and is part of many public collections such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Corpus Christie Art Museum, The Nave Museum, and the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018; 5 - 7 PM
Learn more about Mac Whitney by visiting his page