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Lyz Wendland

Statement 

Collecting imagery from the natural world and influence of architecture, my work explores the abstract gestures beneath the organic and structural. I observe my presence to these spaces through sketching. Elements of these sketches lead to my larger works, a layered process of painting utilizing acrylic and gouache on paper and Duralar. On top of these pieces, pinned layers of floating forms appear challenging the viewer’s perception.

Grounded in an interplay of color and shape, a visual language between two-dimensional and three-dimensional segments is formed.  By recalling my encounters to exterior spaces, the work assembles momentary glimpses and memories of the space where landscape and architecture combine. I’m interested in the space where conflicting structures exist. Through these explorations, the work confronts viewers’ assumptions about space and place, while casting familiar landscapes into new contexts.