Friday, December 2, 2016

Artist Spotlight: Joan Wynn's "Reflections"

Joan Wynn, Shattered View, Digital metal print, 18.5 x 28"
Joan Wynn’s current exhibition entitled Reflections encompasses a dual exploration: one of how the artist perceives the present and another of how she gathers found objects with their own past and repurposes them with new vitality and meaning.
Joan Wynn, Aged and Appealing, Wood, acrylic, 59 x 19 x 1"
As a photographer, Wynn is drawn to images of reflections that merge surroundings into a single abstract moment. These photographs engage the viewer in, bringing their perspective to what place, moment, or feeling the image evokes.
Joan Wynn, Sunset, Digital acrylic print, 8 x 12"
A hallmark of Wynn’s photographs is the painterly quality they share, her compositions reflecting a flow of colors and forms. Her fog-shrouded images recall the greys and whites in the photographic work of Alexey Titarenko. Aaron Siskind, whose unique images cross the boundaries of photography and painting, also influence her photographs.
Joan Wynn, LA, Digital acrylic print, 8 x 12"
Wynn’s sculpture mirrors her interest in patterns, reflecting the traditions of found object art. This new body of work continues to survey her attraction to sculpture that revitalizes overlooked and discarded materials. The art of Louise Bourgeois and the early works of David Smith first drew her to the use of castoff materials. In her sculpture, these unexpected materials include rusted steel, aged or fire-blackened wood, stones, and seedpods from the natural world. As with her photography, Wynn’s sculptures echo her intense attraction to patterns and the forms they create.
Joan Wynn, Defended I, Rusted nails, satin steel, 17 x 10 x 10"
This exhibition’s dual nature allows Reflections to be fertile ground for Wynn to cultivate and present works of perception, pattern and time.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3, 5-8pm
Artist Panel: Saturday, December 10, 3pm

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