Pae White's Trompe L'Oeil Tapestries
|Pae White, Metafoil, 2011. Oslo Opera Theater|
|Pae White, Eikón, 2018. Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla.|
Eikón competes with Foster's Turrell-like "oculus" in the ceiling above. The oculus has a scrim of fabric to diffuse sunlight. The light, very different from the stage lighting in Oslo, tends to flatten the tapestry's trompe l'oeil.
Closer to home, SFMOMA has another White tapestry (not presently on view), recording the aleatoric abstractions of smoke.
|Pae White, Smoke Knows, 2009. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art|