Qwalala. Pae White

LE STANZE DEL VETRO - Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Description

The monumental sculpture by American artist Pae White (b.1963), Qwalala, is a 75 metres long, curving wall made of glass bricks hand-cast in the Veneto region. Approximately half of the bricks are made of clear glass, the other half span a palette of 26 colours, and are made using a technique where each brick contains a “storm”-like effect of swirling colour. Each of these hand-cast bricks is unique, owing much to chance and variation inherent in the artisanal manufacturing process. The artist combines these bricks to form an abstract, painterly pattern when viewed from afar, which, upon closer inspection, reveals unexpected worlds of detail. The title of the piece, Qwalala, is a Native American Pomo word meaning “coming down water place”: it references the meandering flow of the Gualala river in Northern California, which the work echoes in both its structure and layout.

 

The exhibition will be exceptionally open on 11th September 2019, while for the rest of the duration of the exhibition, LE STANZE DEL VETRO will be closed on Wednesdays.

 

Organised by: LE STANZE DEL VETRO - Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Image captions

Images Courtesy of: LE STANZE DEL VETRO - Fondazione Giorgio Cini

1. 2. 3. 4. Pae White, Qwalala, installation view, Venice 2017 Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Hours
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 5th September

    N/A

  • Sunday 6th September

    N/A

  • Monday 7th September

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday 8th September

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday 9th September

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Thursday 10th September

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Friday 11th September

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Saturday 12th September

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sunday 13th September

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • October 31, 2020 12:08 am local time

Type of Venue
Museum / Institution