February 27, 2012

Pae White Press Release


Pae White: Summer XX

March 2 – Late-Spring 2012

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, March 2, 2012, 6–8 pm
Members Preview: Artist Talk begins at 5:30 pm
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The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) is pleased to present Summer XX, the debut of a new installation by Los Angeles-based artist Pae White. Continuing White's interest in text-based work and super-graphic interventions, she lifted the phrase "HASTA LA MUERTE" from the graffiti near her studio in East L.A. for her FWM project. The action of suturing and pulling this ephemeral text in the space serves to dimensionalize the recent passing of an art mentor.
About The Artist
Pae White (b. 1963, Pasadena, California. Lives and works in L.A.) is a multi-media artist who produces videos, is an award-winning graphic designer, designs theatre curtains, and has created tacos and taco trucks out of marzipan in the window of a pastry shop in Meunster, Germany. She created a tapestry piece for FWM’s collection exhibition at Contemporary Arts Center Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, New Media/New Materials: Highlights in Contemporary Art from The Fabric Workshop and Museum (February 02, 2007 - April 15, 2007).
Pae White studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (MFA, 1991), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (1990), and Scripps College in Claremont, California (BA, 1985). She has been featured in solo exhibitions at venues such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (2011); Site Santa Fe, New Mexico (2011); The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2010); 1301PE, Los Angeles, California (2009); galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan, Italy (2008); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2007); and greengrassi, London, England (2007). White has been included recently in the Whitney Biennial, New York (2010) and the 53rd La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2009) and she is installing commissions this year in the Los Angeles International and Berlin Brandenburg Airports. White's work is held in such prominent public collections as Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Funding for this exhibition is supported by LLWW Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Also on View at The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Opening March 2:
Mark Bradford: Geppetto
Jennifer Steinkamp: The Death of the Moth
At the New Temporary Contemporary
Mark Bradford and Carlos Avendaño: 2 Videos
Ongoing: Soft Village: Studio Makkink & Bey, through Late-Spring 2012
About The Fabric Workshop and Museum
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) is the only museum of its kind, offering internationally renowned artists the resources to create new work in experimental materials. Artists come from all media—including sculpture, installation, video, painting, ceramics, and architecture—and use FWM’s facilities and technical expertise to create works of art that they could not create on their own. Research, construction, and fabrication occur on-site in studios that are open to the public, providing visitors with the opportunity to see works of art from conception to completion. FWM’s permanent collections include not only complete works of art, but also material research, samples, prototypes, and photography and video of artists making and speaking about their work. Access to the creative process provides visitors with a point of entry into understanding challenging works of contemporary art. FWM offers an unparalleled experience to those young and old, including the most significant artists of our time, students, and the general public.
The programs of The Fabric Workshop and Museum are supported by Agnes Gund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Arcadia Foundation, The Barra Foundation, Claneil Foundation, The Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Edna W. Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, The Honickman Foundation, Independence Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Judith Rothschild Foundation, LEF Foundation, LLWW Foundation, Louis N. Cassett Foundation, Mondriaan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New Millennium Charitable Foundation, The New York Community Trust, Nimoy Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, PNC Foundation, Public Funds from the Netherlands Cultural Service, PNC Arts Alive, The Quaker Chemical Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Uplands Family Foundation, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
For more information, or to request images, please contact Michele Bregande, Assistant to the Directors, at michele@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org, or 215.561.8888.