Line Into Form

Many of Kit's works are reproduced in the 200-page, fully illustrated monograph by Carter Ratcliff, Kit White: Line Into Form, published in 2016 by Foliart Publishers. In his thorough essay that follows the shifts in White's career, Ratcliff aptly asserts: "White lays out paths for the eye." A constant through White's practice-while his paintings' use of color, space, and figure/ground relationships undergo various changes-is his use of gestural line and mark to bring the viewer into the present of the painting. Ratcliff situates the work fully in its own moment, but explains: "We cannot locate White in his era by tracing influences. Yet there are affinities to be noted. In Philip Guston, for instance, he has long seen an important predecessor." 

101 Things to Learn in Art School

What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the art student and a set of guiding principles for the artist. Complementing each of the 101 succinct texts is an equally expressive drawing by the artist, often based on a historical or contemporary work of art, offering a visual correlative to the written thought.