NINTH FLOOR

Notes from the Artist: “My artwork uses landscape photography as a starting point for construction and interruption. In my work the ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon, and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph’s failure to encompass the physical site it represents. I am interested in the American Wilderness and issues of environmental conservation as well as modern architecture and design. My interest in the relationship between interior architecture and the natural world has also led to recent work that juxtaposes reclaimed drywall into outdoors and site-specific installations. A broad range of techniques and materials are used – photography, collage, sculpture, installation, video – in work that strikes a balance between abstraction and representation, landscape and architecture.”

Letha Wilson was Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Greeley, Colorado. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her BFA from Syracuse University, and an MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Letha’s artwork has been shown at many venues including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Exit Art, White Box, Fredrieke Taylor Gallery, Platform Gallery, PARTICIPANT Inc., BravinLee Programs and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2009 Letha was a resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Letha was recently selected as a Smack Mellon 2010 Hot Picks Artist, and in 2011 will have a solo show at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, and be an Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

[MORE]PIECES:

Vertical Horizon (White Sands), 2010
Unique color photograph, folded

Wall Cross Horseshoe Canyon, 2010
Digital print, drywall, paint

Rabbit Ears Gold Wright, 2010
Unique color photograph and acrylic paint

Red Cairn, 2010
Unique color photograph and acrylic paint

Rabbit Ears Pass & Walden Pond Reverse Rip, 2010
Two unique color photographs, cut and folded

Sunset Airplane Wilderness Ranch, 2010
Digital print and paper, folded

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