Curated by Regine Basha and
July 13 - August 20, 2000
White Hot features a selection of works that examine the various incarnations of the color white.
A wide range of works from painting to video installation to site-specific projects to sound pieces, will in some way be white, or reference a property of whiteness - either expanding on minimalism's sublimations and/or activating metaphoric, psychological, socio/political and spiritual degrees of the color (or non-color). its own references to supremacy, asceptism, innocence, banality, purity, etc...
Taking over Smack Mellon - a space left stained by its former function as a spice factory - 'white hot' is not so much a curatorial theme as it is an improvisational exercise between curators and artists set against the challenges of time and space. In a futile effort to 'whiten' the space, the show also calls attention to the demise of the 'white cube' and foregrounds the architecture of Smack Mellon's industrial history.