Frye Art Museum

photo by Jill Berarducci

Seattle, Washington

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The Visual Conundrums of Richard Whitten

Richard Whitten: Invisible Cities

September 5 - November 2, 1997


Der Spielplatz, 1994

Richard Whitten

Oil and copper leaf on wood panel

14.25 x 13 inches


Drawing on historical and contemporary art sources, artist Richard Whitten creates intriguing puzzles of illusion and implied space. Using vibrant colors to highlight the meticulous detail and the complex architecture of his paintings, Whitten allows the edges of his works to break out of a confined rectangular format to freely flow beyond the borders, creating a sense of geometric freedom.



La Clairiere 1994

Richard Whitten

Oil and copper leaf on wood panel

57.5 x 45 inches




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