Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange at The Studio Museum in Harlem, July 16 – October 25, 2015

“The Studio Museum in Harlem was one of the first institutions to present the work of the remarkable Stanley Whitney, including it in the 1981 group show Enroute,” said Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden. “We feel honored now to present his richly deserved first solo museum exhibition in New York. The fact that Stanley Whitney moved to this city in 1968, the year when the Studio Museum was founded, and now will light up our galleries as we approach our 50th anniversary, makes this exhibition a historic moment for both of us.” — The Studio Museum in Harlem.

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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James Brown Sacrifice to Apollo, 2008. Oil on linen, 72 × 72 in. Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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Elephant Memory, 2014. Oil on linen, 96 × 96 in. Collection of Debra L. Lee. Courtesy Kim Heirston Art Advisory

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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Off Minor, 2014. Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in. Private collection, New York. Photo: Courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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Dance the Orange, 2013. Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in. Courtesy Frederick and Merle Fish. 
Photo: courtesy the artist and team (gallery, inc.), New York

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

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Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (exhibition view). The Studio Museum in Harlem. Photo: Adam Reich

Images courtesy The Studio Museum in Harlem