Catherine Couturier Gallery is delighted to present Into the Mist, an exhibition of new work by gallery artist Wendi Schneider.
Wendi Schneider is a Denver based visual artist illuminating impressions of grace in the natural world with photography and precious metals. In her latest series, Into the Mist, 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.
Seeking balance between the real and imagined, Schneider layered the images digitally with a limited palette of color and texture. The images were printed with archival pigment inks on Japanese kozo paper – made from the inner bark of mulberry trees, and white gold leaf was then applied on the verso. The ﬁltered, dappled light that glimmered through the branches is echoed in the shimmer of the gilded prints. Schneider follows intuitively where each print takes her, creating the variations within the edition.
Born in Memphis, TN in 1955, Schneider holds an AA in Art History from Stephens College and a BA in Painting from Newcomb College at Tulane. Schneider’s photographs have been exhibited and collected internationally and are held in permanent collections at New Orleans Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, Auburn University Library Collection, the Try-Me Collection, and numerous private collections.
The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception on Saturday, June 4th.