Wayne Thiebaud: 1962 to 2017
White Cube Mason’s Yard
25 – 26 Mason’s Yard, London SW1Y 6BU
May 24 – July 2, 2017
Now on view at White Cube Mason’s Yard, Wayne Thiebaud: 1962 to 2017 is a comprehensive exhibition of work by American painter Wayne Thiebaud, including paintings and works on paper from this more than 50 year period. Thiebaud’s work exhibits a distinctly American vernacular, and despite being developed through the same period as Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, it does not neatly marry with either. Thiebaud’s best-known series of paintings featuring images of cakes, pastries, and pies, begun around 1953, the thick application of paint mimics the dimensionality of the referent object, a technique the artist referred to as “object transference.” Wayne Thiebaud: 1962 to 2017 includes a number of works from this series, as well as landscapes and portraits. Thiebaud’s landscapes and portraits share with his paintings of baked goods an isolation or accentuation of the subject, which is then used as the base for various formal explorations. A fully illustrated publication, with text by curator and art historian Dr. David Anfam, has been published in conjunction with the exhibition.