Greg Kucera Gallery is excited to announce our first exhibition by Seattle artist,
Anthony White. The title of the exhibition, Smoke and Mirrors, refers to the illusion of
glamour or prestige employed in so much of contemporary culture’s presentation of
lifestyle identity. Seductive portraits, still-lifes portraying nostalgic memorabilia, and
objects signifying aspirational desire are prominent aspects of Anthony White’s
sculptural paintings. “Painted” on wood panels with a plastic material called polylactic
acid (PLA) the resulting works are familiar representations of consumerism and
brash, instagram-style representations as viewed through the lens of an iPhone.
White’s ongoing series of discarded “found objects,” comment on how certain
commercial products might signal a specific status. Similarly, a series of “designer
bags,” which previously held luxury items, signify a societal stereotypes.
My work is blatantly saying, 'You Are Your Selfie', unlike the
popular opinion that you are not. I enjoy the way that this
truism jumps back and forth between fallacy and truth. With
the growth of technology we actually have the ability to curate
the perception of our own existence, considering we are what
others perceive us to be or what we make them think we are.
Our image is highly important today because of how
accessible it is but also how malleable we can make it to suit
our needs. – Anthony White
White (born 1994) received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2018. He has participated in group exhibitions
locally and nationally. The artist also organizes and curates a recurring popup group art show, While Supplies Last,
featuring works on paper by artists from around the world. Recently, he was awarded Second Prize in the 2018 XL
Catlin exhibition, juried by prominent international museum curators, at the New York Academy of Art, in NYC.