SPILLING OVER PAINTING COLOR IN THE 1960s WHITNEY MUSEUM

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SPILLING OVER: PAINTING COLOR IN THE 1960S TO OPEN AT THE WHITNEY MARCH 29
NEW YORK, Opening at the Whitney on March 29,
Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s

Whitney Museum of American Art
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Drawn entirely from the Whitney’s collection, Spilling Overincludes important recent acquisitions by Emma Amos and Kay WalkingStick, as well as works by Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Ellsworth Kelly, Morris Louis, Alvin Loving, Miriam Schapiro, Frank Stella, and others. Half of the included paintings have not been shown atthe Whitney for over twenty-five years.
“Color as a formal, social, and political matter feels particularly urgent today, but the artists in Spilling Over already saw it as a means to bridge the seen and the felt, the conscious and unconscious, the political and the environmental. We’re thrilled to bring together such an incredible group of artists and their works, some acquired nearly at the time of their making and some very new to the Whitney’s collection,” said David Breslin, the exhibition curator and DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection.
Scott Rothkopf, Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, remarked, “We are particularly honored to be unveiling the first paintings to enter our collection by Kay WalkingStick and Emma Amos, the latter of which has been acquired jointly with The Studio Museum in Harlem—a fitting symbol of the long friendship between these two museums and the many artists we both hold dear.”

Frank Stella  Gran Cairo, 1962  Alkyd on canvas  85 9/16 × 85 9/16 in. (217.3 × 217.3 cm)  Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney  Museum of American Art  63.34
 Richard Anuszkiewicz  The Fourth of the Three, 1963  Acrylic on composition board  48 1/16 × 48 1/16 in. (122.1 × 122.1 cm)  Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney  Museum of American Art  64.4
Richard Anuszkiewicz
The Fourth of the Three, 1963
Acrylic on composition board
48 1/16 × 48 1/16 in. (122.1 × 122.1 cm)
Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney
Museum of American Art
64.4
During this period, many artists adopted acrylic paint—a newly available, plastic-based medium—and explored its expansive technical possibilities and wider range of hues. Color Field painters poured paint and stained unprimed
canvases, dramatizing painting’s materiality and visual force. Painters associated with Op art deployed pattern, geometric arrangement, and intense color combinations to emphasize that vision is a commingling of physical

response and unconscious association. While focusing primarily on abstraction, Spilling Overalso includes paintings in which figures are depicted as extensions of the pulsing color that animates the work.


At the same historical moment, an emerging generation of artists of color and women explored color’s capacity to articulate new questions about perception, specifically its relation to race, gender, and the coding of space. The exhibition avoids grouping artists by art-historical movements and looks instead to the divergent ways color can be equally a formal problem and a political statement. Many of the artists in the exhibition were painting as active participants in the civil rights and women’s rights movements. Their paintings permit spaces for viewers to consider the politics of place and presence.

Alvin Loving  Septehedron 34, 1970  Acrylic on shaped canvas  88 5/8 × 102 ½ in. (225.1 × 260.4 cm)  Gift of William Zierler, Inc. in honor of John I. H. Baur  74.65
Alvin Loving
Septehedron 34, 1970
Acrylic on shaped canvas
88 5/8 × 102 ½ in. (225.1 × 260.4 cm)
Gift of William Zierler, Inc. in honor of John I. H. Baur
74.65
The title of the exhibition comes from a quote by artist Bob Thompson. He said, “I paint many paintings that tell me slowly that I have something inside of me that is just bursting, twisting, sticking, spilling over to get out. Out into
souls and mouths and eyes that have never seen before.” Spilling Overdemonstrates how painting retained an urgency for artists who wanted to see anew.

Artists Included in Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s
Josef Albers
Emma Amos
Richard
Anuszkiewicz
Frank Bowling
Helen Frankenthaler
Alex Katz
Sam Gilliam
Marcia Hafif
Carmen Herrera
Ellsworth Kelly
Morris Louis
Alvin Loving
Kenneth Noland
Miriam Schapiro
Frank Stella
Bob Thompson
Kay WalkingStick

Emma Amos  Baby, 1966  Oil on canvas  46 1/2 × 51 in. (118.1 × 129.5 cm)  Purchased jointly by the Whitney Museum of American Art,  with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee; and  The Studio Museum in Harlem, museum purchase with  funds provided by Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee  2019.1a-b
Emma Amos
Baby, 1966
Oil on canvas
46 1/2 × 51 in. (118.1 × 129.5 cm)
Purchased jointly by the Whitney Museum of American Art,
with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee; and
The Studio Museum in Harlem, museum purchase with
funds provided by Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee
2019.1a-b


Curatorial Credit
The exhibition is organized by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, with Margaret Kross, curatorial assistant.


Exhibition Support


Support for Spilling Overis provided by the LLWW Foundation.


About the Whitney


The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mrs.
Whitney, an early and ardent supporter of modern American art, nurtured groundbreaking artists at a time when audiences were still largely preoccupied with the Old Masters. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of
American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for more than eighty years.
The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States.
Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in
American art today.


The Whitney Museum of American Art is located at 99 Gansevoort Street between Washington and West Streets, New York City. Museum hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 6 pm; Friday and
Saturday from 10:30 am to 10 pm. Closed Tuesday except in July and August and in March, the final month of Andy Warhol

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