WENDY WISCHER / Shattered
February 8 – May 12, 2017
Shattered makes reference to the fragility of the natural world. This sculpture is a continuation of a series of sculptures covered with mirror tiles that use a single object to fill an entire space through the use of light. The moment of shatter is frozen in time while we are allowed to wander among the fragments and contemplate our relationship with them. Our reflections are visible in the mirrored surfaces, allowing us to see ourselves within the context of the work.
Header image: Shattered (detail), Wendy Wischer
The two dimensional drawings of light on the flat surfaces of the architecture combine with the three dimensional forms on the floor and are activated by the performative properties of the light waves, and the migration of the viewers. The shape of the mirror and the resulting reflections suggest a suspended action and narrative that defies space and time as we typically experience it, and serves as an exploration of symbolic artworks that address our current climate crisis.
About the Artist
Born in Wisconsin 1971, Wendy Wischer currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah after relocating from Miami, Florida where she lived and worked for over 15 years. She received an MFA from Florida State University,1995 and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison,1993. Wischer creates work in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, video and public works. Much of the artwork is based on blurring the separation between the intrinsic history of working with nature and the cutting edge of New Genre and New Media. She is the recipient of numerous grants including the Pollock-Krasner Grant, the South Florida Consortium, the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Visual Arts Fellowship and recently several prominent research grants from the University of Utah where she is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture Intermedia.
Wendy has exhibited extensively nationally, and her international exhibits include Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Italy and Israel. She is an alumni of the Creative Capitol Professional development program and her work is part of several public collections including the Perez Art Museum, Art Bank Art in Public Places Miami, a permanent outdoor installation with Art in Public Places Miami Beach, the Boca Museum of Art in Baca Raton Florida, the Colorado State Art Collection and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums Collection. www.wendywischer.com