Night Air

Wendy Wischer

November 11, 2006 - December 1, 2006

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David Castillo Gallery is proud to present the solo show of Miami-based artist Wendy Wischer, Night Air.  The exhibition is a multimedia installation, comprised of sculptural works as well as light, sound, and video pieces.  The show dialogues on and references a garden at night.  The works make connections to desire & longing in the night air, dealing with reflection, the search for another as well as introspection.
Reverberation and expansion carry many works in the show, such as a glowing E.L. wire installation.  One video encourages viewer participation.  A metal tree, suspended in the gallery creates a forested spaced.  The tree itself is intimately linked to themes the artist has explored over a decade, such as the relation between nature and technologies.

 

The ever-changing experiences of the now are commented on in a sound piece that will resonate throughout the gallery and therefore unify this garden at night, including Swarovski crystal-covered rocks.  Developing the show over the past year, Night Air promises to transform the gallery space with works such as Wischer’s recognizable light & marble pieces in the project space.

 

Wendy Wischer has always been concerned with how a single set of principles can be found throughout the universe and this solo exhibition explores some of these principles.   With an eye to defining environment both from her rural upbringing to her urban adult life, she finds both worlds intoxicating and equally informing her artwork.  She creates a new aesthetic by linking natural elements to the man-made.  Light is an important medium for the artist as it is found in the natural world and the artificial world, and the tangible as well as the intangible.

 

Wendy Wischer has had solo shows in Miami, New York, the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, among other cities, and has exhibited in group shows in the US and abroad.  She is in the upcoming group exhibition Fatamorgana at the Haifa Museum of Art in Haifa, Israel, and is in the permanent collection of the Miami Art Museum.  The artist received her MFA from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 1995.