Wendy Seller: Visual Metaphors, New Paintings
January 23, 2014 - February 19, 2014
Reception: January 23 , 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: January 23, 6:30 p.m.
The day Wendy Seller recognized that the layering capabilities found within Photoshop and Illustrator directly paralleled her process as an oil painter, she understood that the investigations relevant to her work involved visual metaphor and a search for connections. Her process of combining hands-on paint with digital manipulation provided a framework for unleashing more fluid, honest and personally reflective work.
Her process might be compared to the art of collage in the early 1900s, where unrelated visual and conceptual elements were juxtaposed to create new meaning. However, in Seller's current work, which she still refers to as "paintings," she collects images from a myriad of sources and investigates connections that are visually, metaphorically, historically and sociologically relevant.
Seller is on the faculty of Rhode Island School of Design, and her work has been widely exhibited to critical acclaim.
This show is curated by James Montford, director of Bannister Gallery.