Evenings with the Moon
March 1 - May 30, 2019
at The Gallery at Mr. Pool
In Evenings with the Moon, artist Wendi Schneider contemplates the power of universal experiences to unify and find transcendence engaging the moon as muse. Printed on vellum or Japanese kozo and gilded with precious metals, the subjects echo the luminosity of their celestial inspiration. Schneider’s ethereal images of the night draw on the metaphor of darkness and light to express our shared longing for harmony and balance amidst the chaos of the world. This synthesis of form and content, paired with poignant poetry, allows the viewer to enter a space between the real and the imagined to consider the commonalities in our collective consciousness.
about the artist:
Wendi Schneider is a Denver-based visual artist whose lush images illuminate a deep reverence for organic forms in the natural world. Born in Memphis, she holds an AA in Art History from Stephens College in Columbia, MO and a BA in Painting from Newcomb/Tulane in New Orleans. She turned to photography in the early ‘80s to capture moments of models to reference for paintings. Missing the sensuality of oils, she began layering glazes on her photographs to create a more personal interpretation. After she photographed, designed and produced the award-winning re-creation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for The Times-Picayune, she moved to New York, where she photographed nearly 100 book covers and was a major contributor to the original Victoria Magazine. She moved to Denver in 1994, and after several decades of photography, design and art direction for clients, she returned to fine art photography.
Schneider's photographs have been shown in a solo exhibits at A Gallery For Fine Photography, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Galeria Photo/Graphic, and the A Smith Gallery, and in group exhibits in more than 70 venues including Panopticon Gallery, The Center For Photographic Art, The Center For Fine Art Photography and the Berlin and Barcelona Foto Biennales. Her work has been featured in Blur, Diffusion, Lenscratch, B&W Magazine, Silvershotz, Adore Chroma, Edge of Humanity, Photographize, Dodho, Uncoated, and as a Rule Breaker on Don't Take Pictures. She has been honored by the International Photography Awards, the International Color Awards, the Spider Awards, the Gala Awards and the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, among others, and sits on the executive board of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.