Stanley Whitney investigates the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has been known for his multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.
Artist Donald Sultan’s career began with his first solo exhibition in 1977 in New York City, when he was just 26 years old, and he rose to prominence in the 1980s. A painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Sultan is regarded for his ongoing large-scale painted still lifes featuring structural renderings of fruit, flowers, and other everyday objects, often abstracted and set against a rich, black background; but he is also noted for his significant industrial landscape series that began in the early 1980s entitled the Disaster Paintings, on which the artist worked for nearly a decade.
Thursday February 23rd at 6:30pm
5-Course Sparkling Wine Dinner from Iron Horse Vineyards, Sonoma County
Guest Speaker: Joy Anne Sterling – Partner/CEO
$125, $145 for non-members plus tax and gratuity.
For Reservations call 817-840-2157
Oyster on the half shell with miso “Salt”, yuzu mignonette and breakfast radishes
Iron Horse 2012 Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs
Scallop and Lardo in a lemongrass consume with green papaya, jicama and watercrest
Iron Horse 2010 Classic Vintage Brut