Galeria Elvira Gonzalez
Hermanos Alvarez Quintero, 1 28004 Madrid
6 June - 15 July, 2018
Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce Small World, the first solo exhibition of Pae White in Spain opening on June 6 at 7:00 pm.
The exhibition features a large installation made up of over 700 pop corn shaped pieces hanging from the ceiling on nylon strings, six panels on ceramic paper, 3 large-scale tapestries made in Belgium and various works that are hand-stitched on paper.
Pae White is a multidisciplinary artist whose work embraces a variety of supports and materials, from porcelain, fluorescent lights and neon, paper, tapestries to large installations setting out in a format that can take over the space and using it as another element within the work.
Her innate curiosity for design, architecture and handcrafts have led her to a constant research of production materials and shapes focused on the permanence of daily things. Pae White links art with leisure, an aspect that is always present in her work. One of her main aims is to play with the viewer’s expectations who, coming up against the apparent simplicity of a daily object, is immersed in a complex plot of superimposed familiar elements, which forces a deeper reflection on the work.
She is very much interested in the interpretation of the object, and this is also reflected in her production methods. When her work is produced by other manufacturers she does not review the final result until the installation of the work. “I am interested in the interpretation. Maybe something made in Lithuania does not end up being exactly the same as how I had imagined it. The piece is transformed into a kind of file or container of the work’s expression”.