The images were printed with archival pigment inks on Japanese kozo paper – made from the inner bark of mulberry trees. White gold leaf was then applied on the verso, infusing the artist’s hand and suffusing the images with the implied spirituality of the precious metal. The filtered, dappled light that glimmered through the branches is echoed in the shimmer of the gilded prints.
Read the article: ArtDoc Magazine, Issue #3: Voices of Nature, 2022
Into the Mist
Catherine Couturier Gallery
On view June 4 – August 31
June 4, 11am – 4pm CT
2635 Colquitt St, Houston, TX
Catherine Couturier Gallery is delighted to present Into the Mist, an exhibition of new work by gallery artist Wendi Schneider.
In her latest series, Schneider offers glimpses of respite amidst the vague unknowing that has defined living in the time of COVID. She ventured into the mountains of North Carolina at the end of Summer 2020 to find a reprieve in shinrin-yoku, the Japanese term for the practice of forest bathing. The photographs captured on a drive amongst the trees and fog inspired Into the Mist.
As we continue to deplete forests and burn the Amazon in the face of increasing global warming, trees have never been more vital to our survival than they are today. Celebrate their existence and their beauty with your images of trees of all sizes and shapes, in all environments and seasons. All captures and processes are welcome.
Five percent (5%) of all submission fees will be donated to the National Forest Foundation, recipient of Charity Navigator‘s highest rating.
Deadline for entries is Monday, June 13, 2022.
The Photography Show presented by AIPAD will be on view from May 20-22, 2022, at Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th streets.
Please find Catherine Couturier Gallery at Booth 212 to view Schneider’s work in person at the first photography fine art fair in New York City since 2019.
On view May 7 – June 18
May 7, 11am – 3pm CT
Mesones #57, San Miguel de Allende
An exhibition of gilded photographs by artists Wendi Schneider and Lori Pond, featuring selections from Schneider’s illuminated impressions of grace in the natural world in “States of Grace” and Pond’s reflections on life and death in “Learning to Walk in the Dark.”
A Gallery For Fine Photography presents ‘States of Grace’ – a collection of twenty-four gilded pigment prints by contemporary artist Wendi Schneider. This work is rooted in the serenity Schneider finds in the sinuous elegance of organic forms.
To help celebrate the upcoming 163rd International Photography Exhibition, Schneider was recently featured in the Royal Photographic Society Journal alongside her fellow finalist, Lewis Fisher. The exhibition opens in April and will include two images selected from Schneider’s States of Grace series.
In the article, Schneider describes her background in painting, the evolution of States of Grace series, and her work’s spiritual connection to nature.
Read the article: Kathleen Morgan and Emma-Lily Pendleton, Royal Photographic Society Journal, Vol. 163, March/April 2022
Wendi Schneider’s first solo exhibition at Arnika Dawkins Gallery
On view March 26 – May 7
March 26, 11 – 3 EST
4600 Cascade, Atlanta
“Grace is defined as unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification; Wendi Schneider’s work provides a reprieve in these turbulent times.” –– Arnika Dawkins
“In times of turmoil we often turn to nature for solace and centering. Whether bringing light and focus to what we are losing or celebrating rebirth, from broad landscapes to close up or microscopic forms.
Artists throughout the ages have been drawn to the vast and varied world of botanicals. What moves you? Do you celebrate the essence of beauty or strive to heighten recognition of the perilous path of our environment? Are you inspired by a single bloom or a profusion of blossoms in a lush bouquet, enchanted gardens manicured or messy, plants endangered or invasive, carefully cultivated or sown by nature, bursting forth or shriveling on a vine?”
Wendi Schneider’s solo exhibition at A Gallery For Fine Photography
On view March 10 – August 1, 2022
Opening Reception & Zoom Artist Talk:
March 12, 1PM CST
241 Chartres St., New Orleans
The exhibition includes a selection of gilded pigment prints from the States of Grace series, including works from Evenings with the Moon and the Patina Collection.
Wendi Schneider’s first solo exhibition at Rick Wester Fine Art
On view February 10 – April 2, 2022
Opening Reception: February 10, 6-8pm ET
526 W 26th St, #417, New York
“Schneider shoots with the ghosts of Brigman, Steichen, Stieglitz and other members of the pre-Modernist Photo Secession standing by her side, lending her work a timeless, beguiling air of memory. For Schneider, time itself is her demeanor, her medium where a conversation well over a century old continues between her and those artists who inspire her . . . Paying homage to those who used photographic imagery like ingredients in some pictorial gumbo, she uses time as a spice infused with narrative, a flavor seeped into the process of layering effects. Building a bridge into this digital age, Schneider unabashedly flaunts her camera vision, informing it with a printmaker’s devices and a painter’s disregard for rules.” – Rick Wester
Schneider writes “My work in the States of Grace series illuminates transformative moments of spiritual connection to nature, rooted in the serenity I find in the sinuous elegance of organic forms. I photograph intuitively to make the intangible tangible, creating impressions of fleeting moments of vanishing beauty in our vulnerable environment to honor the ephemeral. . .”
“On Christmas, I love to share a project or a practice that celebrates beauty. I didn’t have to think long and hard to consider an artist who has a legacy of creating work that unabashedly reinterprets the natural world in ways that make us slow down, take a deep breath, and relax into wonderment. Wendi Schneider’s photographs are sanctuaries for the soul, respites from the strife and turmoil that the world presents us with. Her photographs remind us that the natural world is waiting for us, to bask in it’s magic…and yes, beauty.”
Catherine Couturier Gallery is delighted to present its annual group exhibition Deck the Walls. Deck the Walls is an exhibition of vintage and contemporary pieces that allows Catherine Couturier Gallery to showcase a variety of artists, prices, styles, and photographic mediums. Deck the Walls will feature works by Max Yavno, Horst P. Horst, and Robert Doisneau. Other exhibited artists will include Maggie Taylor, Kate Breakey, Kenny Braun, Susan Burnstine, Mabry Campbell, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mitch Dobrowner, Weegee, Rachel Phillips, Brett Weston, and Jerry Uelsmann just to name a few. There will be something for everyone’s budget and taste.
Exhibition on View: December 4th, 2021 – January 8th, 2022
Passion Flower II – pigment ink on kozo over white gold leaf – is included in Arnika Dawkins Gallery Holiday Gift Guide among works by Aline Smithson, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, Tokie Rome Taylor, Ervin A. Johnson, Allen Cooley, Michael James O’Brien, Eleanor McNair, Marlene Hawthrone, Najee Dorsey, Builder Levy, Barbara Dumetz, and Max Hirshfeld.
One hundred images were chosen anonymously from over 8000 entries, exploring themes of identity, cultural heritage, global societal issues, gender politics, mental health, the natural world, and the human condition for the 163rd edition of the world’s oldest photography exhibition, where such artists as Eduard Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn and Julia Margaret Cameron exhibited.
The 57 international photographers will exhibit at the Royal Photographic Society at RPS Gallery, Bristol, UK April 16 – July 3, 2022 before the exhibition travels.
Schneider says “I create illuminated illusions – tender, gilded offerings of fleeting moments of beauty in our vulnerable environment . . . My process creates a surface that shimmers as the viewer’s position and ambient light transition, reflecting the mercurial light at capture. Elevating the ephemeral, I follow instinctively where each image and print takes me, often altering the color, texture or gold, and honoring the variations within the edition. Each of these unique framed prints is a one-of-a-kind object of reverence.”
The Print Center’s 2021 Benefit Auction directly supports its critically-acclaimed programs. The Print Center welcomes exceptional photography gallerist Catherine Edelman as Honorary Benefit Curator. The Benefit Auction offers outstanding pieces by the most compelling artists working in photography and print today.
Since 1915 The Print Center has celebrated the power of print. The mission of The Print Center, a nonprofit organization, is to encourage the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. Learn about The Print Center and its vibrant history here.
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