Three artists explore various relationships between memories and the forming of personal identity in Freeform Art Space’s show “Reperception,” which runs from October 20 through November 3 and is curated by Jane Gordon.
A New York-based artist whose work emanates from drawing, Lindsey Wolkowicz displays four small mixed media works on panel and four works on paper that revolve around the relationship between us and the spaces we occupy. Figures and architecture are key elements in her work.
Wolkowicz enjoys portraying the human body in an interior space. The work is not about representing a location but instead about presenting what is found there, she says.
“The pieces in the show are from the past two years,” explains Wolkowicz, who earned her bachelor’s degree at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and a master’s degree in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute in New York. “Fabric and wallpaper are visual elements that I incorporate into my pieces. Wallpaper, with its manufactured patterns, is familiar to everyone. The idea of motifs, patterns, is universal and across cultures. The patterns in my work happen to reflect my middle class Midwestern upbringing.”
Wolkowicz recently brought fabric into her pieces to help create a soft, shifting space and represent the idea of uncertainty. “I left the city (New York) in the summer of 2017 after a decade of living there and moved to a rural area,” she adds. “There’s been a strong feeling of uncertainty with the move, although I’m starting to feel more rooted where I am.”
“Reperception” also features drawings by Scout Dunbar, a resident of Santa Fe since 2017 who explores the coexistence of nature and industry through images of landscapes dissected by rigid, grid-like structures. The colors found in New Mexican architecture and landscapes influence Dunbar’s color palette.
Completing the artistic trio is Andrew Brown, who lives in Boca Raton, Florida and investigates his own personal meaning of contemporary culture through compositions that juxtapose time, object and place.