February 17th, 2014

Pae White at greengrassi

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Artist: Pae White

Venue: greengrassi, London

Exhibition Title: Genau or Never

Date: January 24 – March 1, 2014

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of greengrassi, London

Press Release:

greengrassi is pleased to present Pae White’s fifth exhibition at the gallery. The work, titled Genau or Never, is a reconfiguration of an unrealized commission originally planned for Gloucester Road tube station. In this iteration, a small portion of the original plan has been processed through a randomizer as a way to recontextualize it within a space with a new set of concerns. While the previous version utilized nearly 2450 tubes of neon referencing ornamental motifs from a mythical magic carpet, the new version is what occurs as that carpet unravels: unencumbered by its former logic and site, the ornament is set free, generating its own logic for its new environment.

The 540 neon tubes used here represent a variation on white, each specifically selected because of its resemblance to daylight. Exposure to this kind of illumination enhances feelings of wellbeing; the tonal shifts that result from the different LUX levels in the neon allowing it to function as a giant “SAD” lamp during a seasonally dark time.

Link: Pae White at greengrassi

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