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Wade Guyton: OS


Oct 4, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013



Whitney Museum of American Art

945 Madison Ave





Wade Guyton's mid-career retrospective at the Whitney may forever change the way you think about paper jams. The American artist, who draws inspiration from the likes of Frank Stella, Agnes Martin, and Marcel Duchamp, is known for his large scale works created by running linen through a inkjet printer. The hiccups and ink clogs that result from stuffing and pulling fabric through a machine built for paper give his canvases an imperfect and painterly feel. In addition to these "printer paintings," the exhibit, which employs a dynamic, non-chronological layout, showcases drawings, sculpture, photography, and installation by the artist dating back to 1999. Heralded as pioneer for his use of common technologies to reconsider appropriation and abstraction, Guyton's OS (which stands for "operating system") merits processing.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill