Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to announce January White Sale, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, an exhibition of white works from over fifty well-known and emerging international artists. A play on the slightly dated term for a department store bedding clearance, January White Sale is anything but. The exhibition blends both important post-war American works, the focus of the gallery, with DeWoody’s playful and sometimes highly provocative aesthetic.
Works in various medi¬a such as painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper, assemblage, and video arise from a surreal and rarely seen all-white installation. It is also in this viewing that the overlooked differentiation in shades of white becomes apparent. The combination of titaniums, bones, antiques, and ivories, along with the intricate silhouettes, create an even more compelling installation. Recalling her favorite color as the visual theme, DeWoody states, "My motto is 'Paint it white’. In design and architecture, mistakes can often be rectified by making an object or structure white. With the lack of color in art, the form becomes most important, and emerges front and center."