How Black is That Blue 2020
Oil on linen
96 × 96 inches; 244 × 244 cm

Stanley Whitney’s paintings require many close looks. At first glance, the variety and intensity of the colors arrest the viewer. Upon closer examination, you see that each block of color reveals the deliberate hand of the artist. Whitney’s unique process for creating his paintings combines experimentation with the subtleties of gesture, color, and geometry.

—Lauren Haynes