Wendy White

American, born 1971

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Wendy White

American, born 1971

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Admitting “painting as a singular discipline isn’t my thing,” Wendy White creates mixed-media works, incorporating awnings, disused store front signage, digitally manipulated photographs, and found objects into her acrylic and spray painted canvases to capture the exuberance of New York City, her subject and muse. White sees the city as a palimpsest, with its streets and structures revealing the physical marks of millions of passersby and hundreds of years of use, reuse, and reinvention. Her canvases, too, are like palimpsests, layered with fragments of texts, images, passages of color, and gestural brushstrokes, all based on her observations of her urban environment and inspired by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. She describes her work as “a hybrid experience: painting and sculpture smashed together with buildings and streets, how it feels walking around a massive city, urban ghosts, forgotten architecture, new signs.”

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Biography

Admitting “painting as a singular discipline isn’t my thing,” Wendy White creates mixed-media works, incorporating awnings, disused store front signage, digitally manipulated photographs, and found objects into her acrylic and spray painted canvases to capture the exuberance of New York City, her subject and muse. White sees the city as a palimpsest, with its streets and structures revealing the physical marks of millions of passersby and hundreds of years of use, reuse, and reinvention. Her canvases, too, are like palimpsests, layered with fragments of texts, images, passages of color, and gestural brushstrokes, all based on her observations of her urban environment and inspired by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. She describes her work as “a hybrid experience: painting and sculpture smashed together with buildings and streets, how it feels walking around a massive city, urban ghosts, forgotten architecture, new signs.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Articles Featuring Wendy White
Hybrid Bodies and Charged Narratives at David Castillo Gallery
Apr 18th, 2014
Ten Artists Trending at Art L.A. Contemporary
Jan 28th, 2014
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