Abstract painter Jack McWhorter joins the BOJUart gallery’s featured artist roster
BOJUart gallery is pleased to announce that abstract painting artist Jack McWhorter has joined as a featured artist displaying his work in the gallery and online e-gallery.
McWhorter is searching within painting for a for a connection between something that hovers just below the world of visible matter and systems of recognition and information in our visible material world. The paintings are informed by several open impulses and ideas that radiate the spirit of natural and coded systems. For example, experiments with particles have taught us that the world is a continuous, restless swarming of things, a perpetual coming to light and disappearance of ephemeral entities. The inner life of natural phenomena becomes an alternative to the automatic perception of nature as landscape. McWhorter explains, “My tendency is to work laterally across a group of things in order to allow for things to happen that are not originally planned. To keep the process as open as possible and allow the paintings to be a record of their own making.”
The paintings are developed through layering various languages one upon the other. Maps and charts are mixed together with crystalline structures and cell formations. The record of the intersections and negotiations of each color, mark, and layer of paint sets up moments of conflict in the resulting image. The process brings a strong sense of touch and play into the predicament of describing a world of space and form full of change, conflict, and fleeting evidence.
BOJUart gallery Director Judy Jessen says, “The gallery is keenly focused on rapidly growing our featured artist roster to offer diversity and elevate our work. Whorter’s abstract painting aligns with this vision. He is a seasoned, well-respected abstract painter recognized internationally.”
BOJUart donates a portion of each piece sold to this artist’s cause: Visual Arts Center (VAC) Richmond, Virginia. The VAC is an affiliate partner for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and hosts the yearly regional awards, a recognition project for creative youth grades 7-12.
All work exhibited is available for sale at the gallery, online or by phone.
Shown courtesy of the artist: Atmospheric River, 2019. Painting, oil on panel 30 x 22 x 1 inches
Jack McWhorter lives and works in Akron, Ohio. He is Professor of Painting, School of Art, Kent State University. Jack has been a visiting artist at St. Luca School of Art, Brussels, Belgium, The Walworth Barbour American International School in Tel Aviv and for the Ohio Arts Council. His paintings have been exhibited widely including solo and group exhibitions in Beijing, Brooklyn, Brussels, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Glasgow, Leuven, New York, Overijse, Tel Aviv, Siena, and Ventura.