Wendy White: Soft Focus 2 September—29 October 2022
We are pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Wendy White Soft Focus at galerie lange + pult.
Wendy White proposes installations that explore and expand the possibilities of traditional canvas painting, constantly crossing the boundaries between painting and sculpture. White’s art is individual and instinctive and while maintaining her aesthetic focus, she clearly feels free to experiment by introducing new elements and allowing them to establish their own rhythms.
In her solo show Soft Focus, Wendy White combines elements of her visual language, particularly pop culture symbolism, with her paintings enhanced by three-dimensional elements. The title Soft Focus has dual meaning. It suggests photographic space; one that juxtaposes a hard-edge object against something soft or atmospheric. The title also speaks to the cultural moment, one in which we wrest with multiple global issues simultaneously, making largely futile attempts to find meaning and move forward.
The sculptures, which are hand sculpted from epoxy resin, are anthropomorphized peace symbols. They hang on the wall, symbolizing mutability and ultimate futility. A series of tondos operate like lenses or portals into an atmospheric space. Dripping epoxy frames suggest the dissolution of the traditional frame as a device for defining