A Gallery For Great Photography offers, States of Grace, a assortment of twenty-4 gilded pigment prints by modern artist Wendi Schneider. This work is rooted in the serenity Schneider finds in the sinuous magnificence of organic kinds.
States of Grace is a celebration of the senses anchored in the visible — an exploration of my spiritual relationship to our vulnerable pure earth and the transcendence I locate in its magnificence. In people magical moments when my eyes and essence are engaged, I photograph what I feel, as much as see. The illustrations or photos are layered digitally with coloration and texture to manipulate the boundaries concerning the genuine and imagined, encouraged by my track record in painting and art historical past.
I follow intuitively wherever every single impression will take me, honoring the variants inside of the edition to elevate the ephemeral. Printed on translucent vellum or kozo, these ethereal illusions are gilded with cherished metals on the verso, producing a luminosity that varies as the ambient gentle transitions. My system infuses the artist’s hand and suffuses the treasured subjects with the implied spirituality of the cherished metals – echoing the moment of seize and guaranteeing every single illuminated impact is a special item of reverence. My operate is testomony and tribute, adoration and obligation.
The Patina Collection
The Patina Assortment is an assemblage of gilded prints from the States of Grace series paired with antique frames – the synthesis of 40 a long time of collecting transform of the twentieth-century art and objects and building photographs motivated by fluid natural and organic types. The serpentine designs are echoed in the subjects I photograph and the curves of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts frames that property these works.
Evenings with the Moon
In this assortment of photographs in the States of Grace series, I ponder the power of universal experiences to unify and find transcendence, partaking the moon as muse. These impressions of the evening attract on the metaphor of darkness and gentle to categorical our shared longing for like and harmony amidst the chaos of the globe. The shimmer of the gilded prints echoes the luminosity of their celestial inspiration. This synthesis of kind and articles encourages the viewer to consider the commonalities in our collective consciousness.
We all are living below the exact same moon.
Wendi Schneider : States of Grace
On view through August 1, 2022
A Gallery For Fine Pictures
241 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130