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ARTIST STATEMENT: Judith Kindler

Her art reveals both conscious and unconscious thoughts typically in response to current or past events that have impacted her life on a personal level, or as she interprets the greater impact on the overall social community and popular culture.


ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is a melding of media both diverse and complex. Photography, sculpture, painting, encaustics, polymer rubber and resins, and found objects are joined together in individual works or large installations. The collections often are responses to highly personal current or past events. Through this lens of intimacy, I try to interpret our greater social impact and common threads.


“Replenish” is one work from a larger collection entitled “Of What Importance,” an installation in which Kindler takes the figures out of her paintings and into 3-dimensional life-sized assemblage sculptures highlighting themes of ecological logic and what is of value in life. Juxtaposing the paintings with sculptures she tells a story of her personal awakening to valuing numerous aspects of nature.


ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Judith Kindler is an American multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, photography, and photography-based mixed media works. She is noted for her use of diverse and complex media in the expression of a conceptual or narrative idea.


Born in Western New York, she grew up artistically under the influence of the New York Avant Garde. Although she studied classical painting, sculpture, and photography, she has always been drawn to experiment with new media and thus came to develop her own unique combinations of media by the time she focused solely on her art in the 1990's. She has lived in Seattle and Sun Valley/Ketchum Idaho for over 20 years where she currently creates her work.


Her art reveals both conscious and unconscious thoughts typically in response to current or past events that have impacted her life on a personal level, or as she interprets the greater impact on the overall social community and popular culture. Through an implied narrative and storytelling, the artist explores the psychological and the human threads common to us all, reflected through the focused lens of a place, a time or a human experience or expression.

Go Figure! is on view now through December 6 in the Nichols Gallery. This striking exhibition will expand your definition of figurative art.

We thank our sponsors- The Honeywell Charitable Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Community Foundation, Anonymous, Orcas Island Community Foundation, Printonyx, Harbor Rental, Browne’s Home Center, Tucker House, Friday Harbor Grand, and Friday Harbor House.

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