Thursday, September 3, 2009

Post on Wendy White at Two Coats of Paint

Wendy White, Mrs. Dash, 170 ¾ x 84 ½ inches (2008)

This morning I ran across a post on Two Coats of Paint titled, "Why Is Wendy White Still Beneath The Radar?"

I enjoyed Wendy's talk during the June residency and thought her work was amazing. As a plus, she was articulate and able to speak about her "projects" for the set of paintings she presented.

Here's a snip:

"In the Fall Arts Preview at The L Magazine, Paddy Johnson wonders why Wendy White hasn't had the breakout success her work deserves. White's multi-paneled spray paint canvases have been exhibited in so many places that it's hard to call her an 'up and coming' artist, but she hasn't seen the kind of attention other artists of her generation—Matthew Day Jackson, Dana Schutz, and Jules De Balincourt to name a few—have received.

"But this seems likely to change. White’s reputation as a painter has solidly grown over the years, her name coming to the lips of many. But rather than gaining buzz through the usual channels—museum shows, art magazines spreads, and high profile commissions—White’s rising esteem is due to little more than the work itself. A master of unexpectedly pleasing canvas shapes and paint application, her work brings to mind the fluid paint handling of Christopher Wool, the complex compositional arrangements of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the aggressive surface treatments of Sterling Ruby..."

You can read the rest at Two Coats of Paint

Linked from Wendy's site is an interview that appeared in the Salt Lake City Examiner. I really like that the first photo shows Wendy with her son in the studio.

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