Jack Whitten: Odyssey: Sculpture 1963-2017

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About the Author

Katy Siegel is the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University and contributing editor at Artforum. She is the author of "The Heroine Paint" and coauthor of Art Works.
Richard Shiff is the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art and the director of the Center for the Study of Modernism at the University of Texas at Austin.
Kwame Anthony Appiah pens the Ethicist column for the New York Times, and is the author of the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism, among many other works. A professor of philosophy and law at New York University, Appiah lives in New York.

Kellie Jones studied Writing for Young People in England, Publishing in Scotland and Japanese in Japan. A fan of anime and Asian dramas, the busier Kellie is, the more likely she will embark on an epic 50+ episode series whose subtitles leave no room for multitasking. After bookselling in Australia, Kellie is now a children's book editor in Leicester, UK.

Courtney E. Martin is a writer, teacher, and speaker based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, The American Prospect, and the Christian Science Monitor, among other national publications, and she is a blogger for Feministing.com.


"Whitten saw interconnected environmental, technological, and political crises looming--and while, in his art, he often reached back into the past, he also projected into the future, imagining how we could protect ourselves from ruin."--Tess Thackara "Artsy "
A gorgeous, loquacious exhibition.--Roberta Smith "The New York Times "
Whitten repurposed traditional forms with the same ease that marked his movement between modes of visual representation.--Albert Mobilio "Bookforum "
His objects in carved wood and found materials revisit and reclaim the forms, rituals and spirituality of African sculpture.--Roberta Smith "New York Times "
During decades of summers on Crete, [Whitten] carved and embellished extraordinary wooden sculptures, magisterial wonders in wild cypress, black mulberry, cherry, olive, and oak, whose mysteries are heightened with the addition of fish bones, seashells, spark plugs, rusted nails, hidden compartments.--Andrea K Scott "The New Yorker "
Now Whitten, speaking as it were from beyond the grave, has given his audience a kind of double surprise.--Sanford Schwartz "The New York Review of Books "