Sixtyseven is pleased to announce the opening of the first New York solo exhibition of Wendy White. The show will present White's most recent body of work, including several large-scale paintings and sculptures.
White's work is predominantly abstract, where bold black lines often burst and overlap against bright neon color fields. Seemingly misplaced brushstrokes are sometime the conclusion of decisions based on material and physicality, resulting in environments that seem to obey gravity and other laws of nature. In the painting titled 'Nope, etc.,' bright circular forms blend and then break with a seemingly peaceful abstracted landscape. From afar the forms resemble neon lights attempting to convey an unreadable message. The harsh black lines in 'Grass Stain' at first seems integrated with the bold lines but then abruptly vanish off the white canvas.
White often uses juxtaposition of mood and technique to display her contradictory environments. She says her work relate to "...the intersection of the natural and manmade, the polluted landscape of the future, space junk, buried hazardous material, and urban sprawl as eyesore." This is evident in her sculptures, where the collisions of colors and found objects piled on top of one another create peculiar dizzying environments that nod to the work of her predecessors Isa Genzken, Rachel Harrison, and Jessica Stockholder.
Wendy White lives and works in New York, she holds a BFA from The Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA and an MFA in painting from The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ. Her work has been previously exhibited at Wendy Cooper Gallery in Chicago (solo); Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA (solo); Art in General, New York; Champion Fine Arts, Brooklyn; City Without Walls, Newark, NJ; Bill Maynes Gallery, New York; Moti Hasson Gallery, New York; and V&A Gallery, New York. Her shows have been reviewed in Art in America, Art Papers Magazine, and artnet.com. The exhibition will be on view from September 7 through October 14, 2006.