Wendy Letven’s recent paintings and works on paper are part of a series entitled “Substance and Matter”. The artist seeks to make a connection between the fugitive properties of paint, and process, with her perception of substance and matter in a state of flux. Starting with landscape imagery, observed, imagined and generated through gesture, the artist begins to deconstruct what is recognizable in search of a more ambiguous sense of place and space. The resulting images are meant to convey the artist’s idea of the graniosity of nature as it bombards our senses on both a microcosmic and a macrocosmic level simultaneously.
Wendy Letven studied art at Washington University in St. Louis and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, where she received a BFA. Wendy holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York and is a MacDowell Colony Fellow. For the past six years she has taught in the Foundation program at Parsons, The New School For Design, in New York
left: Endymion, oil on canvas 48" x 48"