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July 11, 2014 — A new exhibition by University of Wyoming artists Wendy Lemen Bredehoft, Susan Moldenhauer and Margaret Wilson will be featured July 18-Aug. 22 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson. An opening reception is scheduled Friday, July 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is invited to this free event.
“Sequencing Through Time and Place: Venice” is the result of a joint trip to Venice, Italy, in 2013 by collaborating artists Bredehoft (mixed media), Moldenhauer (photographer) and Wilson (dancer/choreographer). This exhibition is the fourth in a series, extending previous explorations in Ucross (2009), London (2010) and Fort Laramie (2009 and 2011).
The exhibition is based on an exploration of place within the art historical context of the relationship of place to artistic development. Specifically, it was inspired by J.M.W. Turner and Thomas Moran, each of whose stylistic development was influenced by travels to Venice.
“Moran’s connections to Wyoming made the trip to Venice all the more intriguing,” Wilson says.
According to the artists’ statement, the exhibition is “the first presentation of our artwork created on site and in our respective Wyoming studios. While we explore place collectively, we work individually, coming together periodically to review, discuss and reflect. Common threads of exploration emerge: the human scale of Venice and its architecture, the repetition of brick and ironwork as pattern and grid, shadow and form, and the undercurrent of water and reflection.”
“Sequencing Through Time and Place: Venice” was funded, in part, by an anonymous donor and the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts website at www.jhcenterforthearts.org or call (307) 734-8956.
About the Artists
At the UW Art Museum, Moldenhauer is the director and chief curator and Bredehoft is the education curator. Wilson is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. They have been working together creatively since 2008.
From left, Susan Moldenhauer, Wendy Bredehoft and Margaret Wilson in Venice, Italy, in 2013.