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Erik Sanner

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Tending toward the Untamed: Artists Respond to the Wild Garden
Glyndor Gallery | April 3—August 19, 2012

Erik Sanner creates “moving paintings” by focusing on a specific site and depicting its stable yet constantly changing appearance, offering an innovative take on Cubism’s portrayal of multiple perspectives within a single painting. His new media installations featuring Wave Hill’s Wild Garden make use of video based on time-lapse photography of the garden, shot from spring to late summer. The video is continuously scrambled and recomposed at random by a computer, resulting in an unpredictable, variable montage projected onto the artist’s paintings of the garden. By using technology to enable the viewer to experience painting as a time-based medium, the artist reveals the evanescence of the natural world.                          

Sanner has been making new media work since 2005, with projects such as Autumn Leaves, Winter Branches and Still Life without Stillness, which portray changes in plants and the natural landscape over time. In 2011, Sanner had a solo show at Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and previously had solo exhibitions in Boston, MA; New York, NY; and Tokyo, Japan. Sanner’s work has also appeared in group exhibitions at Taller Boricua, New York, NY; the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Cuchifritos, New York, NY; and BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY. His work is included in the East Wing X exhibit at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and will be on display through July 2013. Sanner is represented by LICHT FELD in Basel, Switzerland. He has received two Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He received a BA in art, with a concentration in music, from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH.

 

The Painted Garden, 2012

The Painted Garden, 2012
Original software and video projected onto oil paintings on canvas
48” x 72”
Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Ken Goebel

The Painted Garden, 2012 (detail)

The Painted Garden, 2012 (detail)
Original software and video projected onto oil paintings on canvas

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.