Pae White’s diverse practice is marked by her uses of unconventional materials such as glass, marble, fabric, marzipan, marshmallows, and vinyl. Merging art, design, craft and architecture, White responds to materials and the site to create captivating works that challenge our perception and expectation of mediums and techniques. By collaborating with different artisans and industrial fabricators, the artist realises her ideas through playful explorations, reflecting a desire to create work beyond her personal skillset.
Inspired by the idea of extruded text that was potentially moving from one plane to another possibly invisible plane, the work is simultaneously a play on string theory. In the years to follow, White utilised the string alphabet in a number of large-scale installations such as Too much night, Again (2013) and Command-Shift-4 (2015) to create dynamic volume that was both visible, yet physically fleeting and barely present at the same time.
Recent solo exhibitions and public commissions include Demondaine, Kaufmann Repetto Gallery, Milan (2017); Qwalala, Le Stanze del Vetro, Venice (2017); Command- Shift-4, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle (2015); Special No. 127, neugerriemschneider, Berlin (2014); Genau or Never, greengrassi, London (2014); O R L L E G R O, MAK, Vienna (2013); Too much night, again, South London Gallery, London (2013) and S U M M E R X X, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2012); among many others.
Her works are part of prominent public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Tate Modern, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.