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Wendy White

U.R., 2010

Acrylic on canvas, custom frame, foam ball
40 × 53 × 3 in
101.6 × 134.6 × 7.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Benefit Auction

This work is framed.

Wendy White’s (b. 1971, Deep River, CT) paintings and sculptures are made of …

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This work is framed.

Wendy White’s (b. 1971, Deep River, CT) paintings and sculptures are made of luminous hues that conjure bright, sun-drenched surf and skate culture, becoming a backdrop for nostalgia and desire. Her unique airbrushing technique recalls spray-painted abandoned pools and storefronts in Southern …

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Wendy White
American, b. 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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About the work
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis Benefit Auction

This work is framed.

Wendy White’s (b. 1971, Deep River, CT) paintings and sculptures are made of …

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This work is framed.

Wendy White’s (b. 1971, Deep River, CT) paintings and sculptures are made of luminous hues that conjure bright, sun-drenched surf and skate culture, becoming a backdrop for nostalgia and desire. Her unique airbrushing technique recalls spray-painted abandoned pools and storefronts in Southern …

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Wendy White
American, b. 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.”

Wendy White

U.R., 2010

Acrylic on canvas, custom frame, foam ball
40 × 53 × 3 in
101.6 × 134.6 × 7.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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