1301PE is pleased to present "Fire n N'ice," a show by Los Angeles based artist, Pae White. At 1301PE, White will utilize two spaces, filling the courtyard with animal shaped barbecues and the gallery with a blown glass floor.
Paths of silver, blue and green will intertwine filling the gallery floor with ephemeral color, playing with the entering sunlight. As with many of White' s pieces, she displays her command of material and her cardinal use or color. In the courtyard a bird, a turtle, a frog, an owl, and a fox shift back and forth from their functional purpose as barbecues to proper sculpture. These pieces reveal the artistâ€™s sense of humor and her ability to disconnect an object from its learned meaning. White manages to bring these disparate objects together into a composition, which is both folkloric and surreal. Her eclectic elements work together to define each other and prompt the viewer to let go of reason and take hold of an imagination that will lead them into the type of fantasy land where animals talk and people can walk on water.
Pae White was born in Pasadena in1963, where she lives and works.
One-person museum exhibitions and projects include Ghost Towns, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth,New Zealand and A grotto, some nightfish and a second city, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada in 2002; Capitol East End Complex, Block 174. Sacramento, California with Tom Marble, AIA in 2001; Incidental Illumination, design of a children's reading room, commission by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA in 1999;Windows on Wilshire, window installation for Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA and Advertising campaign for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1998.
Selected group exhibitions include Intangible, exposicion homenaja a Luis Barragan, Casa ITESO Clavigero, Guadalajara, MX, Curated by Carlos Ashida and Shimmering Surfaces, Arnolfini Museum, Bristol, United Kingdon and Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK Curated by Catsou Roberts in 2002; Extra Art: A Survey of Artistâ€™s Ephemera 1960-1999, The California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA. Curated by Steven Leiber, Dedalic Convention, Museum fÃ¼r Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria, organized by Liam Gillick and Annette Kosak and Zero Gravity, Kunstverein, Dusseldorf, Germany in 2001; Circles 3, Zentrum fÃ¼r Kunst and Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, Made in California, 1900 - 2001. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, What if, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, organized by Maria Lind and Against Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. Organized by Stephen Beyer in 2000; Abstract Painting, Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston TX. Organized by Dana Friis-Hansen (catalogue), Color Fields, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State LA, Los Angeles, CA. Organized by David Pagel, L.A. Current Looking at the Light, 3 Generations of LA Artists, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, PhotoImage: Printmaking 60â€™s to 90's, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, LA or Lilliput? Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, organized by Michael Darling (catalogue) and Love at the End of the Tunnel, or the Beginning of a Smart New Day, COCA, Seattle, WA. Organized by Marilou Knode (catalogue) in 1998; Enterprise, ICA, Boston, MA. Curated by Christoph Grunenberg (catalogue); Elusive Paradise, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Organized by Connie Butler and Stacia Payne, New Acquisitions and Work from the Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (catalogue) and Her Eyes are a Blue Million Miles, Three Day Weekend in Malmo, Sweden in 1997; Just Past: The Contemporary in MOCA's Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA in 1996; Pure Beauty, The American Center, Paris, France and MOCA, Los Angeles. Organized by Ann Goldstein, Watt, Witte de With, Rotterdam and the Kunsthal, Rotterdam. Organized by Goose Oosterhof and Chris Dercon, and Bad Girls, The New Museum, New York. Organized by Marcia Tucker in 1994; Into the Lapse, video exhibition organized by Brian D.Butler and Jean Rasenberger. Karsten Schubert, London, Friesenwall 120, Cologne, Germany, Dogenhouse, Leipzig, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen (catalog), Societe des Expositions, Palais des Beaux- Arts, Brussel in 1993.