Wendy White’s solo exhibition Pick Up a Knock opens this Friday, September 20th at Andrew Rafacz Gallery. White began to gain recognition close to a decade ago with her paintings that often times had a strong emphasis on the boundaries of the picture plane, which she often physically built away from. Inspired heavily by her New York surroundings and more specifically the Chinatown neighborhood, White’s mark making incorporates a language that is engrained in the everyday passerby. The paintings are often times visually fast, but strong structural decisions hold the image in place.
For White’s upcoming exhibit at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, she has installed white Astroturf to accompany the paintings. Let’s see how White’s Astroturf compares to AIC’s current exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity’s usage of the faux playing field.
Further commentary to follow
Wendy White will also be presenting a lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Monday, September 23rd at 5:00 in the Columbus Auditorium. The lecture is presented by the Painting and Drawing department at SAIC.
Andrew Rafacz Gallery, 835 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago IL 60607
Friday September 20th, 6-8PM