Eclectix recently saw a grouping of Carrie Lederer’s work at the Berkeley Art Center in their current Origins group exhibition, on view thru June 9, 2013.
Carrie’s enchanting little green worlds are painted and embellished sculpture assemblages, with organic swirling decor and moss encrusted goodness. Objects hang from the air like big drops of goo or suspended gourd shapes, while nested eggs, little birds, a proud duck and pod-like clusters – all sit atop lichen adorned tree trunks and logs.
While snooping around her website, we discovered many glorious nature based paintings which transported us into the undergrowth of a magical jungle. They are composed of glowing and lustrous universes rich with flora and fauna, interwoven with spherical patterned motifs. Wonderfullness!
For over twenty years I’ve been making work that relates to one subject—the origins of life and especially of our lives as human beings. My recent paintings and sculpture depict turbulent gardens informed by nature’s riotous colorful beauty, or the deep space of our universe filled with a Byzantine intricacy of stars, snowflakes, and snowmen.
The work conveys the order beneath the confusion found in these two worlds—the garden and universe—both of which are astounding, capricious and anarchic. My daily, up-close encounter with nature is the fifty-foot journey through our family garden, from home to the studio. I am continually captured by nature’s sheer lunatic exuberance—a spectacle of complexity – beautiful, simple, and seemingly haphazard.
LINK: To Carrie’s website
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