‘Stanley Whitney: The Italian Paintings’, Exhibition view. Palazzo Tiepolo Passi, Venice, Italy. Courtesy the artist.
April 23 — November 27, 2022
Palazzo Tiepolo Passi, Venice
The exhibition ‘Stanley Whitney: The Italian Paintings’, at Palazzo Tiepolo Passi in Venice, which opened alongside the 59th Venice Biennale is a look at Whitney’s practice over the last three decades seen through an Italian lens. The exhibition will feature large and small-scale paintings and works on paper, alongside Whitney’s sketchbooks—many exhibited for the first time—offering a glimpse into the artist’s process and experimentations.
The title refers to a body of work that encompasses pivotal transitional paintings from the time Whitney spent in Rome in the early 1990s, through to the work created during subsequent summers in his studio in Parma. The presentation considers, for the first time, the important influence of Italian art and architecture on artist’s oeuvre.