Wade Guyton Packs Information in ‘The New York Times Paintings’

Date: 1/23/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jason Farago
Source Date: 1/5/2017
Source Name: New York Times
Source URL: Link to Source Article or Site

All the news that’s fit to paint can be found in the exhibition by Wade Guyton, at the uptown branch of Petzel Gallery. This sly American painter, subject of a poker-faced, challenging retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2012, came to prominence for his printed canvases of black stripes, licking flames and stand-alone Xs and Us, whose repetitive computer imagery was made strange through imprecise edges and wonky ink saturations. But these new works, in contrast to his earlier minimal compositions, are packed with information, as they draw their imagery from … well, from the website you’re now reading. (Or, if you are in the habit of reading print, this newspaper’s digital version.)

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