The work of Pae White (°1963, Pasadena, ca, usa) lies at the crossroads between art, design and architecture. The artist explores the visual possibilities of shape, colour and space. In her first exhibition at the gallery, she mixes these elements in installations that bear all the hallmarks of her personality and ingenuity.
Her work includes a broad spectrum of objects: from animal-shaped barbecues, paper clocks and mobiles to magazine adverts and invitations from other artists. Because her work takes so many forms, it comes across as light and playful, but at the same time, it is also difficult for the spectator to penetrate. Yet it contains intriguing layers of meaning. The artist manages to radically transform objects by combining different visual strategies. Functional objects, graphical patterns, natural or mobile elements are incorporated into a new, attractive whole. The observer is approached indirectly because meaning is distributed across the form, colour and material of the objects.
Pae White is one of the most significant American female artists participating in the international dialog on design today. From her delicate mobile aviaries, brightly colored Plexiglas “pools,” hanging tapestries, glass “rivers” to her numerous catalogues, advertisements and magazine covers, her work is crisp and challenging. White’s work utilizes the language of advertising, arts & crafts, fine arts and graphic design. In employing these locales and disciplines, White brings together these seeming disparate worlds, challenging the possibilities of visual arts.
Pae White was born in Pasadena, California. She graduated in 1985 from Scripps College, Claremont and received her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 1991. White has exhibited internationally at institutions such as at SMOCA, Scottsdale, Arizona, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. White was a featured artist in the Sculpture Projekte Münster, 2007. Pae White will also be participating in the 53rd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2009.
Los Angeles, CA
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