Starting this week, Whitney Museum of American Art presents two must see exhibits, Stuart Davis’ In Full Swing, and Virginia Overton’s Sculpture Gardens.
Whitney Museum of American Art
JUNE 10th – SEPTEMBER 25th
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
For more information of about the exhibits visit the Whitney’s site and check out the press release below.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS
STUART DAVIS: IN FULL SWING
June 10–September 25, 2016
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing features approximately 100 artworks by an artist whose formal brilliance and complexity captured the energy and ebullience of popular culture and modern life. The exhibition is unusual in its focus on Davis’s mature work, from his paintings of consumer products of the early 1920s to the work left on his easel at his death in 1964, and in exploring Davis’s habit of using preexisting motifs as springboards for new compositions.
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing is co-organized by Barbara Haskell, curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Harry Cooper, curator and head of modern art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, with Sarah Humphreville, curatorial assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
VIRGINIA OVERTON: SCULPTURE GARDENS
June 10–September 25, 2016
Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens, to be installed on the Whitney’s largest outdoor space and in adjacent galleries, will explore the concepts of the sculpture garden as a cultivated setting for contemplating artworks and the garden sculpture as a vernacular ornament adorning lawns and gardens. Situated not in a verdant landscape but on a concrete-paved rooftop, Overton’s sculptures themselves will take the form of aquatic gardens, forging dialogues between the High Line’s plantings and the Hudson River’s waters. In the adjacent galleries, Overton will choreograph a sequence of encounters that highlight and disrupt the connection between the Whitney’s architecture and the outdoors.
Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens is organized by Scott Rothkopf, Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, and assistant curator Laura Phipps.
ABOUT THE WHITNEY
The Whitney Museum of American Art has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for more than eighty years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.