Paddle8′s latest editorial project, “In the Gallery | A Curated Summer” launched today on our project space. This group exhibition highlights abstraction beyond the formal language of abstract painting and the legacy of expressionism. From small-scale paintings to gallery-occupying installations, this international group of artists draws upon notions of the abstract while their individual concerns range from personal narrative to the figure within abstraction to politics, history and symbolism.
One of the participating artists in this summer group show is Douglas White. The above video, courtesy of Paradise Row, shares a brief Q&A with the artist.
Contemporary artist Douglas White is driven by his fascination with discarded and often overlooked material- both natural and man-made. White reinvents these materials and transforms them into fascinating sculptures. What is particularly unique about the artist and his work is that his use and incorporation of found materials is completely ambiguous and merely depends on if he invisions an aesthetic possibility. Where one might only see junk, Douglas White says that his discoveries are about “finding something magical within the everyday and revealing it through an action.”
Check out more of Douglas White and the other group show artists part of “In the Gallery | A Curated Summer” here.