Three Wedge Studio artists, Elise Okrend, Tessa Lang and Jen Gordon have joined together for a new exhibit at the Wedge at Foundation’s, Cloud Room, April 2-30. Coinciding with the beginning of spring, the exhibit, “Natural Elements” highlights nature through the artists’ diverse art styles and mediums. The opening reception will be held on April 11th from 5:30-7:30.
Elise Okrend uses pastels to capture a simple scene and transcends the ordinary into a work of vibrant beauty with spiritual dimension. Her subject matter is drawn from observations of the natural world such as cloud formations, flora and fauna. “My palette runs the range of what we find in nature, from soothing soft neutrals of grasses to vibrant sunsets and sunrises,” says Elise. Her intent is to connect the viewer to a sense of healing and inner peace. “
Tessa Lang has a unique abstract style that embodies freedom, eccentricity, and exuberance. She is currently using oil bar in a contemporary animal series. The medium lends texture, action, and boldness. The animals appear abstract up close, but come together when viewing a few steps back. “My paintings are my mind and soul on a canvas,” says Tessa.
Jen Gordon works in mixed media. One of the unique aspects of her work is the use of found & reclaimed objects and materials including papermaking, casting, wax painting and natural objects from shells to dried leaves. “Art has a way of freeing the spirit of constraint. It is an exploration of self and our personal relationship with the environment in which we exist.” Says Jen.