New York-based artist Wade Guyton considers the transformations that take place when an image is manipulated by scanners, computers, and printers. In Wade Guyton OS, he embraces these distortions—the blurs, blemishes, and imperfections—created by digital devices, examining the aesthetics of the technologies we use today. The dramatic installation is filled with staggered, broken, and layered effects that are sensational and strangely profound. The exhibition includes more than eighty of Guyton’s works from 1999 to the present, including many large-scale inkjet-on-linen works.
WHERE TO SEE
Wade Guyton OS is currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art through January 13.
In the New York Times, Roberta Smith reviews the exhibition and Carol Vogel profiles Guyton. Peter Schjeldahl reviews Wade Guyton OS for the New Yorker (paywall). David Armstrong interviews Wade Guyton for Interview Magazine.