White House

2023

acrylic, oil pastel, hand printed paper, collage on canvas

80 x 108 inches

Tomb of the Pharaoh

2023

acrylic, oil pastel, hand printed paper, collage on canvas

55 x 75 inches

Cloverhead

2023

oil on canvas

24 x 17.5 inches

 

Visionary Figure

2023

oil pastel on paper

16.5 x 13.5 inches framed

 

Visionary Architecture

2023

oil pastel on paper

12 x 14.25 inches framed

 

Red Blue Blue Red

2023

oil pastel and turps on paper

14.5 x 11.5 inches framed

R and B

2023

oil pastel on paper

19 x 15 inches framed

Untitled Rainbow Face

2023

oil pastel on paper

16.5 x 13.5 inches framed

Pink Bedroom

2023

oil pastel on paper

19.5 x 16.5 inches framed

Blue Toad

2023

oil pastel, collage on paper

12.75 x 14.25 inches framed

The Red Wall

2023

oil pastel, collage on paper

12.75 x 18.25 inches framed

 

The Monastery

2023

oil on canvas

30 x 51 inches

 

The Eye

2023

oil pastel on paper

12 x 14 inches framed

 

Study for Napoleon

2023

acrylic, oil pastel, hand printed paper, collage on paper

16.5 x 13.5 inches framed

Study for Jungle Gym

2023

oil pastel on paper

10.75 x 13.5 inches framed

Study for Cups

2023

oil pastel on paper

16.5 x 13.5 inches framed

Red and Blue Organic

2023

oil pastel on paper

19.5 x 16.5 inches framed

Underwater Painting

2023

oil on canvas

24 x 17.5 inches

 

Red and Blue Figure

2023

oil pastel on paper

16.5 x 13.5 inches framed

Pastel House

2023

oil pastel, collage on paper

14.5 x 17.75 inches framed

Oil Rigs (study)

2023

oil pastel on paper

13.5 x 16.5 inches framed

Matisse Facade

2023

oil pastel and collage on paper

16.5 x 13.5 inches framed

Lambchops

2023

oil pastel on paper

16.5 x 13.5 inches framed

Blue Forum

2023

oil on canvas

32 x 41 inches

Hudson

2023

acrylic, oil pastel, hand printed papers, collage on canvas

80 x 60 inches

Blue Theater

2023

oil on canvas

30 x 23.5 inches

Still Life with Paper Sculptures

2023

oil on canvas

28 x 36 inches

Trojan Figure

2023

oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches

The Tail of Satan

2023

oil on canvas

37.5 x 28 inches

Roman Helmet

2023

oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Eucalyptus

2023

oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Found Chalice

2023

transfer print on paper

16.5 x 18 inches framed

Press Release

Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to exhibit At Variance by invited artist Whiting Tennis. For this exhibition, Tennis has created paintings, drawings, and collage works that combine a variety of mediums. He presents a broad range of work in both his use of color or monochromatic relationships, as well as explorations of abstraction and figuration. Tennis states, “I’ve noticed for years that while starting a drawing on a blank sheet of paper, I can feel opposing forces wanting to influence what happens, whether it’s abstraction vs. figuration or mechanical vs. organic, or dynamic vs. static etc. That tension feels a little like electricity, and sometimes I think that this subtle energy is helping to drive the drawing.”

 

Artist Talk: February 10, 11:00 A.M.

Whiting Tennis was born in Virginia, then moved to Seattle in 1972 in his early teens. He received his BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Washington in 1984. Tennis has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA; Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR; and the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY. He had several works in the 2014 California-Pacific Triennial at Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Arlene Schnitzer prize, given as part of the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Exhibition. Additionally, Tennis was the winner of the 2007 Neddy Artist Fellowship for Painting awarded by Seattle’s Behnke Foundation. Major works by the artist are included in private and public collections including Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, and the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY.