Pae White

galleria francesca kaufmann

When writing, we Italians sign off to friends and people we are fond of by saying “baci e abbracci” (kisses and hugs). And in fact when we see each other we kiss and hug. For Pae White, as Californian as her work has always been, this mode of expression (and behavior) has become a persona that is revealed in the title she chose for her solo show at Francesca Kaufmann: “Mr. Baci e Abbracci.”

The first gallery space was occupied by one of the mobiles for which White has become well known. Suncloud (all works 2008; her title here, as always, based on a natural phenomenon that is not seen) is made up of almost one thousand small hexagonal pieces of paper confetti suspended from thin (but not invisible) threads hung from the ceiling in a circle. The outer portion of the monumental installation is a kaleidoscope of different colors (green, pink, red, blue), while yellow dominates its center. The

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