EYE CANDY

Ways of Seeing


When everything is streaming, mobile, instant, and otherwise at your fingertips (or, for early Google Glass adopters, with a tilt of the head), you’ll never have to pay heed to anything not already predetermined to be worth your rapidly depleting attention span. The rising young artists of “Test Pattern,” a group exhibition opening at the Whitney in New York on August 22, implore you to look up—you might be surprised at the strange patterns all around you.

“Test Pattern” is on view from August 22 – December 1 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave. New York.

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Rachel Harrison, Untitled (Perth Amboy), 2001. Chromogenic print, 17 7/16 x 19 1/2in. (44.3 x 49.5 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Arthur and Susan Fleischer 2010.115 © 2001 Rachel Harrison

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Michele Abeles, 2012. Inkjet print mounted on board, 41 x 37 1/8 in (104.1 x 94.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Elizabeth Kabler T.2013.41 © Michele Abeles. Photograph courtesy of 47 Canal, New York

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Lucy Raven, PR1, 2012. Screenprint, 28 x 38 7/8 in. (71.1 x 98.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Iris Z. Marden T.2013.501 © The artist and Forth Estate

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Nick Mauss, Untitled, 2012. Aluminum leaf, acrylic, spray paint, and crayon on plywood, 23 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. (60.3 x 45.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee 2013.3 © Nick Mauss. Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York