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‘Whitney Claflin: Crows’ at Real Fine Arts

'Flied' (2013) by Claflin. (Courtesy the artist and RFA)

If painting is a way of storing time, as the German painter Jutta Koether argued in a recent lecture—artists building up marks over various durations to form a single image—then Whitney Claflin’s paintings show that process going haywire, shedding linearity and taking on a life of its own. Almost uniformly pared down from those in her past shows, these works often have just a few lines and wisps of paint on solid white grounds and seem to be in the midst of melting down or swirling into new compositions. Read More