Sanchez Art Center presents The Daily Entwine: Musings and
Meditations on Earth—Painting, Collage, and Cyanotype, a
solo show by Carrie Lederer, curated by Phil Linhares, retired
Chief Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California. The
exhibition opens with a public reception on Friday, July 13, 7–9
At 4 pm on August 12, the closing Sunday of The Daily Entwine,
Carrie Lederer will talk about her work,
as part of Sanchez Art Center’s ongoing series of free Artist Talks.
For over twenty years Carrie Lederer has been making work that relates to life forms in nature and her relationship to the natural world. Lederer’s exhibition The Daily Entwine includes painting, collage, and cyanotypes that depict her interest in the nexus of observing nature and art-making. Like a naturalist’s journal, this current body of work features pieces and parts of nature used to create images that are both abstract and narrative. Lederer works with real and constructed nature, and her work is a response to textures, sounds, form, and movement found in our natural world.
For Lederer, the science of fractals and patterns of chaos are particularly important to the work. A fractal is a complex geometric figure made up of patterns that repeat themselves—each time on a smaller scale, and each smaller version is referred to as a “self-similar” form. Her artworks are a response to these natural wonderments. About her work Lederer states: “I’m drawn to nature’s intrinsic capacity to create and reproduce pattern—as both a source of imagery and working process for my own art. The work conveys the order beneath the confusion found in these two worlds—the garden and universe—both of which are astounding, surprising, and full of daily discovery.”
Lederer earned a degree in sculpture at Michigan State University and has exhibited nationally, in the Bay Area, New York, and Chicago. She is the recipient of the prestigious Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award, and in 2006 was commissioned to create a public art installation in the lobby of 101 California Street, San Francisco. Her work was featured in the New American Painting catalogue, and in Found Object Art published by Shiffer Publications. Upcoming this fall she has a solo exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.
Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, California, about 1.5 miles east of Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm during exhibitions (except opening nights).