Wendy White

19 March - 30 April 2022
Overview

For her second solo exhibition with Shulamit Nazarian, New York-based  Wendy White is presenting a new series of paintings initiated by her mid-career retrospective at Museum Goch in Germany and inspired by MoMA’s recent Alexander Calder exhibition, Modern from the Start. Calling upon Calder’s prototypical works from the late-1930s, White’s latest works tease the parameters of foreground and background by suspending Dibond sculptures in front of numinous, atmospheric paintings. Using iconic branding and gestural mark making, she reinvigorates the flattened symbols of mass culture while producing metaphors that address our current social and political moment.

 


 

 

Wendy White (b. 1971, Deep Rive, CT, Lives and works in New York, NY) received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003, and her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 1993. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah; David Castillo Gallery, Miami; and VAN HORN, Düsseldorf. White’s works have been featured in group exhibitions at The Pérez Art Museum Miami; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; M Woods, Beijing; The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. White has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Museum Goch, Germany, in 2020.

 

Collections include High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Museum Goch, Germany; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Savannah College of Art & Design, GA; Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; Jiménez-Colón Collection, Puerto Rico; Takashi Murakami Collection, Tokyo; Art Museum at the University of Kentucky; Taguchi Art Collection, Japan; UBS Art Collection, Zurich; ARCO Foundation, Madrid; Tulip Collection, UK; Progressive Art Collection; Saks Fifth Avenue; Red Bull North America; Detroit Institute of the Arts and Shinola Hotel in Detroit. White’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Artforum, Art in America, and New York Magazine