Detail of Storm Tharp’s (B.F.A. ’92) work Dark Glove, 2009, ink, gouache, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal and fabric dye on paper, 63.75" x 109"
March 26, 2010
Storm Tharp (B.F.A. ’92) is one of 55 artists currently exhibiting work in the 75th Whitney Biennial, titled 2010, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Five of Tharp’s large-scale ink and gouache portraits are on display through May 10, 2010.
Describing the artist’s work, the Whitney says, “Storm Tharp builds his strange and beautiful characters by first drawing contours on the page with water. Before the water has a chance to dry, he applies drops of mineral ink, resulting in unruly and expansive bleeds on the paper.”
Also, two major institutions, the Saatchi Gallery and the Albright Knox Museum, have recently acquired the Portland, Oregon–based artist’s work. The Saatchi Gallery purchasedLove Nothing More
and will be including Tharp in an exhibition of drawings titled The Power of Paper later in the year. The Albright Knox Museum has acquired the color-field work Fireplace Road