Slip Zone


Jack Whitten ( American, 1939 - 2018 )

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General Description

Jack Whitten created _Slip Zone _during a pivotal period of experimentation and innovation. In this work, the artist abandoned handmade gesture and brushstroke; instead, paint and canvas were "processed" through a technique using large paint filled troughs through which he dragged the canvas, with sticks, rakes, and Afro-combs used to create surface texture.

Adapted from

  • Charles Wylie, Re-Seeing the Contemporary: Selected from the Collection, Label text, 2010.

  • Jeffrey Grove, DMA unpublished material, 2010.