Pae White: Here Today

 

1301PE is pleased to announce its sixth solo exhibition with LA based artist Pae White. For 20 years, White has created a platform where art and the world combine. In this exhibition, White continues this dialogue with new work ranging in numerous mediums.

Pae White creates a seamless world where she is constantly discovering innovative ways to transform materials and objects. She has explained, "For the last several years, my practice has focused on an exploration of the neglected, the forgotten, the spaces between things, even the things between things. I am equally drawn to the temporary, the fleeting, to the ephemera of everyday life. My work has attempted to subvert the viewer's expected relationship to an everyday object, nudging them off balance, encouraging a deeper look." By re-creating their purpose and meaning, White forces the viewer to see these usual objects in a different light.

"There is nothing visually raw or neutral about Pae White's aesthetic: colors are dazzling, words are set in idiosyncratic typefaces, and the materials she favors are delicate and lush. Even when she is working minimally, the effect is ravishing and at times hallucinatory." Alex Farquharson

Pae Whiteʼs unique ability to transform the generally unnoticed will only be magnified by this exhibition. Following her major exhibitions at the Power Plant in Toronto and SITE Santa Fe, White once again gives the viewer a heightened sense of site and context. Her new works ignore the traditional boundaries applied to fine art while also engaging the viewer to reexamine the familiar.

Pae White lives and works in Los Angeles. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in major exhibitions: Sculpture Projekte Munster, 2007; the 53rd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, 2009; the Whitney Biennial, New York, 2010; the Tate Modern, London; as well as, The Art Institute, Chicago, 2011; MoMA, New York; The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; LACMA, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. Pae White has won numerous commissions including the award- winning stage curtain for the New Opera House in Oslo, Norway, Europeʼs largest neon installation in Londonʼs Gloucester Road underground station, The Tom Bradley International extension and Berlin Brandenburg airport.