Wendy Klemperer - Gericroix
Fascinated with animals as a child, Wendy Klemperer spent many hours carefully observing, studying, and drawing animals. In her three dimensional welded sculptures, she applies all that she had observed as a two dimensional artist. Her sculptures "use the body language of animals to express a feeling or state of being, with motion conveying emotion."
"The materials I use retain a raw, immediate quality. Presence and absence reverberate in the sculptures: a network of steel lines builds the form, drawing and re-drawing the animal, creating a tension like the sudden sighting of a wild beast. The surrounding environment penetrates the negative spaces between the lines of metal; the landscape itself is imbedded in the work.To make the sculptures I search scrap yards for pieces that have been discarded and ravaged by life in the yard. Bent and twisted, such pieces contain energy and a potential new life. Industrial refuse is transformed to living form."
Klemperer is a graduate of Pratt Institute and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.