Feb. 10, 2022
Award-winning Artist Brings Plastic Paintings to CWU
The Central Washington University Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is hosting CULTURAL CRISIS, a solo exhibition by artist and curator Anthony White. On February 15, White will give an in-person talk from 4 to 5 p.m. in the SURC Theatre. The talk will be followed by a reception in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.
White’s intimate, intricate portraits and still lifes are meticulously spun from everyday plastic. While the plastic and its applicator pen are used in 3-D printing, White creates his images freehand.
An important part of White’s studio practice is identifying personal memorabilia within domestic and digital spaces that can be used to express identity.
“I am investigating the reasons we prescribe importance onto objects and ideas that we choose to present to the world, especially through social media,” White said.
White lives and works in Seattle, Washington, where he is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery. He is a 2018 Cornish College of the Arts Alum, the first in his family to complete four years of professional training. After his most recent solo exhibition and participation in a group show at KÖNIG Galerie Berlin in 2020, Anthony received the 2021 Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award, the 2020 Neddy Painting Award, and a 2020 Fellowship Award from Artist Trust.
CULTURAL CRISIS will remain on view through March 12. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and will be closed Monday, February 21, for President’s Day. Please note that CWU safety protocols will be in place, including the use of face coverings.
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