Monday, August 11, 2008

thrill of the new

One of my favorite things to do, is to stumble across an artist whose work is new-to-me and whom I fell an immediate affinity for. Today that happened with artist Pae White.

Her work is described as "amplifying the "artfulness" of everyday things, to use her term. Books, advertisements, barbeque grills, a shopping bag, even a theatre curtain become the objects of her witty elaborations and re-constructions. She looks far beyond the question posed by Charles Eames: 'Who ever said that pleasure wasn’t functional?'"

Currently, her work is on display at SMoCA, in a show entitled, Lisa, Bright and Dark.

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