Saturday 1st July 2006
1 July - 3 September 2006. Free admission. The first solo exhibition in the UK by California-based artist Pae White. White’s artistic practice shifts across differing genres and media, from fine art and product design to urban planning and architecture, typography and graphics.
Pae White's work is often low-tech, and includes repeatedly-made cardboard cut-outs, delicate wire constructions, suspended mobiles or evocative wall paintings created within a specific architectural setting, resulting in a stunning visual experience.
The exhibition features three of White’s paper mobile sculptures, Chartwell, Chocolate Mint Almost and a new work Overneath (2005). Cascading from hundreds of nylon threads, brightly coloured shapes such as ovals, diamonds and hexagons, cut from silk-screened paper, perceptually flicker and tantalise the viewer. Also featured is an installation of the artist’s intricately designed bird cages which delicately hang amidst the reflecting light pools of the perspex sculpture Copy Cat Lap (1998).
Three large-scale tapestries playfully capture the artist’s interest in the disposable and throwaway. Extraordinary images of crumpled tin foil have been scanned and translated into large-scale tapestries.
The exhibition also features a selection of White’s drawings, posters and a display of collaborative artist’s books.
On Thursday 27 July 6-8pm, Manchester Art Gallery will host a Summer Nights event to celebrate the Pae White exhibition. See the exhibition and enjoy refreshments, music and art workshops. Free admission.
in no particular order is organised by Milton Keynes Gallery with support from The Henry Moore Foundation.
For further information, press images, or interview requests, please contact Kim Gowland, Manchester Art Gallery Tel 0161 235 8861 Email k.gowland@Manchester.gov.uk
Date issued: 2 May 2006