Wendy White: Pix Vää

Wendy White, 17 Monroe, 2012, acrylic on canvas, PVC, 26 x 28 x 1 inches (courte
Wendy White, 17 Monroe, 2012, acrylic on canvas, PVC, 26 x 28 x 1 inches (courtesy Leo Koenig Gallery)

John Yau reviews the exhibition Wendy White: Pix Vää at Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, on view through October 20, 2012.

Yau writes: "By making each component distinct - visually, materially, and in its physical scale - White endows everything with a specific identity. By having the smallest component resting on the floor, with something larger stacked on top of it, she ensures that this element is regarded as necessary to the work rather than as a decorative addition. Finally, by binding the work into a single unit made up of highly individualized modules, she invites the viewer to become more conscious of the play of similarities and differences among the constituent parts."