Leo Koenig, Inc
New York, NY USA
Sept 13 - Oct 20, 2012
On the occasion of her third solo
exhibition with the Gallery Wendy White will present her recent
"Fotobild" and "PVC" series, both of which introduce photography and
sculptural framing into her painting practice. These newly implemented
strategies extend White’s previous examinations of site-specificity,
cosmopolitan density, abstraction, communication, and speed.
In the large-scale "Fotobild" paintings, White continues to conjoin
component canvases and then secures commercial storefront awnings above
and atop painted canvases. These awnings and armatures, fabricated at a
sign shop in Chinatown, feature human-scale snapshots that White has
culled from her digital and print archives.
A physical location captured by a mobile device does not rest in the
limbo of an immaterial cloud. As a corollary to Henri Lefebrve’s
concept of spatial diversion, White alters, prints and re-inserts the
mediated place into a material plane as a means of amplifying the
antagonism between the private lives that modify planned domains.
Within the painting’s blank recesses, via carefully layered aerosol
applications and quick bursts of color, White strikes formal parallels
to the varying speed of human interaction.
Wendy White was born in Deep River, CT. She earned a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a M.F.A. from Rutgers University. White has had solo exhibitions at Leo Koenig Inc., New York; Galeria Moriarty, Madrid; Van Horn, Düsseldorf; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the US and abroad and her work was recently featured in Phaidon’s anthology Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting (2011). In 2013, White will have a solo exhibition at Maruani & Noirhomme, Brussels and a two-person exhibition at Anonymous Gallery in Mexico City. White is the recipient of a 2012 Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She currently lives and works in New York City.