John White
Recent Work: Artificial Hatch
November 21 – December 31, 2004
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 21, 4 - 7 pm

Sylvia White Gallery
1013 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90405
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John White, Artificial Hatch, V-1, 2004,
Acrylic on Handmade Paper, 70” x 40”.

Santa Monica, CA - John White must have been a fish in a previous life.  How else could he so brilliantly capture the joy and excitement fish must experience in the presence of a fresh hatch?  Fly fisherman try endlessly to emulate the activity that occurs on the surface of the water when a batch of newly hatched insects appear.  White, also an accomplished fisherman, is bringing us as close as humanly possible to not only the visual experience, but the visceral experience, as well.  The new hatch allows the fish to gorge effortlessly until sated, before returning to the depths of the water to resume the hunt.

This series of paintings titled Artificial Hatch, convey the same visual frenzy of activity that White has been noted for in his early work.  Since the 60’s his diagrammatic, notational style of work draws from everything as varied as his experiences on the golf course to therapy notations.  Most recently, his abstracted landscapes of imagined underwater activity, Deep Sea Scapes, start to develop the strokes and symbols that the viewer soon discovers resemble sunlight coming through the water, schools of fish moving about, or emerging plant life, all from a fish eye point of view.

John White is represented in several major museum collections, including Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.  He is the recipient of the New Talent Award, CETA Grant, Djerassi Foundation Fellowship and three National Endowment for the Arts Grants.

His work will be on view at Sylvia White Gallery, 1013 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405  from November 21 through December 31, 2004.  A reception for the artist is scheduled for Sunday, November 21, 4-7pm.  The public is invited to attend.

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