rick wester fine art
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 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.”
IF 6 is Rick Wester Fine Art Gallery’s first in-person group exhibition since before the start of the pandemic, signifying the beginning of a return to normalcy. In the same light, IF 6 brings hints of ecstasy, springtime and rebirth.
IF 6 is a visual representation of adaptability and perspective, with the title taken from Jimi Hendrix’s song, “If 6 Was 9,” which questions the possibility of another scenario. What would happen if 6 was 9, if the situation were reversed, if something you thought you knew ended up being something else entirely? It is a metaphor for the experience of the past year for most of us, everywhere.”
Rick Wester Fine Art
526 W 26th St #417, New York, NY
On view until April 10, 2021
Photographs from the Patina Collection are included in the fifth installment of No Blue Xmas, an occasionally annual selection of especially fine works by RWFA Artists and Special Guests. In observance of COVID, the exhibition can be experienced virtually on Artsy.
No Blue Xmas V
Rick Wester Fine Art Gallery
On view December 2 – 10, 2020