A Gallery For Wonderful Pictures presents, States of Grace, a collection of twenty-4 gilded pigment prints by contemporary artist Wendi Schneider. This do the job is rooted in the serenity Schneider finds in the sinuous magnificence of natural and organic kinds.
States of Grace is a celebration of the senses anchored in the visible — an exploration of my non secular relationship to our vulnerable natural world and the transcendence I uncover in its attractiveness. In people magical times when my eyes and essence are engaged, I photograph what I come to feel, as a lot as see. The visuals are layered digitally with color and texture to manipulate the boundaries among the authentic and imagined, impressed by my history in portray and artwork history.
I follow intuitively exactly where just about every impression takes me, honoring the versions in the edition to elevate the ephemeral. Printed on translucent vellum or kozo, these ethereal illusions are gilded with treasured metals on the verso, producing a luminosity that varies as the ambient light transitions. My process infuses the artist’s hand and suffuses the treasured topics with the implied spirituality of the valuable metals – echoing the moment of seize and making certain every single illuminated impact is a distinctive object of reverence. My get the job done is testament and tribute, adoration and obligation.
The Patina Selection
The Patina Assortment is an assemblage of gilded prints from the States of Grace collection paired with antique frames – the synthesis of 40 several years of collecting change of the twentieth-century art and objects and generating images influenced by fluid natural varieties. The serpentine shapes are echoed in the topics I photograph and the curves of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts frames that property these will work.
Evenings with the Moon
In this collection of photos in the States of Grace sequence, I ponder the electrical power of universal experiences to unify and discover transcendence, participating the moon as muse. These impressions of the night time draw on the metaphor of darkness and gentle to convey our shared longing for appreciate and harmony amidst the chaos of the earth. The shimmer of the gilded prints echoes the luminosity of their celestial inspiration. This synthesis of kind and written content encourages the viewer to take into account the commonalities in our collective consciousness.
We all are living below the exact moon.
Wendi Schneider : States of Grace
On see as a result of August 1, 2022
A Gallery For Great Pictures
241 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130