A Gallery For Fantastic Photography : Wendi Schneider : States of Grace

Ora Sawyers

 A Gallery For Fantastic Photography presents, States of Grace, a assortment of 20-four gilded pigment prints by modern day artist Wendi Schneider. This do the job is rooted in the serenity Schneider finds in the sinuous elegance of organic and natural sorts.

Artist Assertion
States of Grace is a celebration of the senses anchored in the visual — an exploration of my religious connection to our susceptible all-natural earth and the transcendence I find in its magnificence. In these magical times when my eyes and essence are engaged, I photograph what I truly feel, as a great deal as see. The visuals are layered digitally with coloration and texture to manipulate the boundaries involving the serious and imagined, influenced by my history in painting and art heritage.

I comply with intuitively the place each individual impression takes me, honoring the variants within just the version to elevate the ephemeral. Printed on translucent vellum or kozo, these ethereal illusions are gilded with important metals on the verso, generating a luminosity that varies as the ambient light-weight transitions. My procedure infuses the artist’s hand and suffuses the treasured subjects with the implied spirituality of the cherished metals – echoing the second of capture and making certain every illuminated impression is a unique object of reverence. My operate is testomony and tribute, adoration and obligation.

The Patina Collection
The Patina Collection is an assemblage of gilded prints from the States of Grace series paired with antique frames – the synthesis of 40 many years of accumulating convert of the twentieth-century art and objects and building illustrations or photos impressed by fluid organic kinds. The serpentine designs are echoed in the subjects I photograph and the curves of the Artwork Nouveau and Arts & Crafts frames that home these operates.

Evenings with the Moon
In this selection of pictures in the States of Grace series, I contemplate the electrical power of universal ordeals to unify and find transcendence, engaging the moon as muse. These impressions of the evening attract on the metaphor of darkness and light to categorical our shared longing for love and harmony amidst the chaos of the environment. The shimmer of the gilded prints echoes the luminosity of their celestial inspiration. This synthesis of sort and written content encourages the viewer to consider the commonalities in our collective consciousness.

We all are living under the exact same moon.

Wendi Schneider : States of Grace
On see by means of August 1, 2022
A Gallery For High-quality Pictures
241 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130




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