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Allan Wendt
updated: 02/08/2014
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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10:5 (view 1)
10:4
10:3
10:2
10:1
10:5 (top detail)
10:5 (middle detail)
10:5 (bottom detail)
10:3 (middle detail)
10:1 (middle detail)
14:1 (lighting 2)
14:1 (lighting 3)
14:1 (detail 1)
14:1 (detail 2)
13:1 - 72 drawings each 1 x 1.75
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, biomorphic, gestural, meditative, process, repetition, spiritual, autobiographical
 
 
10:5 (view 1) by Allan Wendt
10:5 (view 1)
graphite on bristol
2009
78.25 " x  25.25 " 
10:4 by Allan Wendt
10:4
graphite on bristol
2008
78.25 " x  25.25 " 
10:3 by Allan Wendt
10:3
graphite on bristol
2008
78.25 " x  25.25 " 
10:2 by Allan Wendt
10:2
graphite on bristol
2008
78.25 " x  25.25 " 
10:1 by Allan Wendt
10:1
graphite on bristol
2008
78.25 " x  25.25 " 
10:5 (top detail) by Allan Wendt
10:5 (top detail)
graphite on bristol
2009
29 " x  19 " 
10:5 (middle detail) by Allan Wendt
10:5 (middle detail)
graphite on bristol
2009
29 " x  19 " 
10:5 (bottom detail) by Allan Wendt
10:5 (bottom detail)
graphite on bristol
2009
29 " x  19 " 
10:3 (middle detail) by Allan Wendt
10:3 (middle detail)
graphite on bristol
2008
29 " x  19 " 
10:1 (middle detail) by Allan Wendt
10:1 (middle detail)
graphite on bristol
2007-2008
29 " x  19 " 
14:1 (lighting 2) by Allan Wendt
14:1 (lighting 2)
graphite on gessoed plywood
2013
72" x  19"  x 3/4" 
14:1 (lighting 3) by Allan Wendt
14:1 (lighting 3)
graphite on gessoed plywoood
2013
72" x  19"  x 3/4" 
14:1 (detail 1) by Allan Wendt
14:1 (detail 1)
graphite on gessoed plywood
2013
25" x  19"  x 3/4" 
14:1 (detail 2) by Allan Wendt
14:1 (detail 2)
graphite on gessoed plywood
2013
25" x  19"  x 3/4" 
13:1 - 72 drawings each 1 x 1.75 by Allan Wendt
13:1 - 72 drawings each 1 x 1.75
graphite on bristol
2012
box 6"" x  10.5'"  x 1"" 

Artist Statement

A particular discipline is practiced here determined by an immediate mental and emotional state allowing an idea to express itself in communication with the hands in a direct way without the interference of pre-determined deliberation, resulting in drawings participating in their own making that elude representative or abstract art to the extent that those who will look will see something captured that escapes explanation and is comprehended without analysis. This approach responds to a notion that art of representational content will by its nature be perceived as something to be looked at rather than experienced, and so misperceived that its true force may not be perceived at all. This work is not to be of something, its purpose is to be something, yet not any one thing: a possibility of thoughts not expressible through conventional imagery. None of these drawings stays the same. Each one evolves with the movement of light, and the movement of willing participants. The blackness of the medium both stores and reflects the light in and out of which it is made, and through which it is experienced. The content emerges through the act of drawing drawings, an act which constitutes a record of the bodily actions involved, not interpreting a reality, but making one.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

1976 - BS Architecture, Clemson University

Solo Exhibitions

2012 - Semi-Automatic, Corrigan Gallery, Charleston, SC

2011 - Black Drawings, Cayce + Art, Cayce, SC

2001 - New Drawings, Tippy Stern Fine Art, Charleston, SC

1998 - Metopes, The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC

1976 - Drawings and Sculpture, Clemson University Gallery, Clemson, SC

Group Exhibitions

2009 - Neutrality and Beyond, Corrigan Art Gallery, Charleston, SC

2008 - 20th Anniversary Exhibition, SC State Museum Lipscomb Art Gallery, Columbia, SC

2004 -Inspirarte, SC State Museum Lipscomb Art Gallery, Columbia, SC

2004 - Contemporary Charleston 2004, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC

1998 - Drawing on the Verge, Winthrop University Gallery, Rock Hill, SC

Bibliography

2011 - Alfred Willis, PhD, One Bar Spot, exhibition essay.

2009 - Alfred Willis, PhD, Five Senses of a Suite, exhibition essay

2006 - Allan Wendt, On Architectural and Musical Drawings, catalogue essay

2005 - Illustrations for The Myth of Death, novel by Peter Wludyka

2004 - John Stoehr, Charleston is Emerging as an Epicenter for Serious Artistic Endeavor, Savannah Morning News

2004 - Caroline Saffer, The Young and the Restless, Charleston City Paper

2004 - Jeffrey Day, 29 Futures, The State Newspaper, Columbia, SC

2004 - David Quick, Mandala a Fleeting Work of Art, The Post and Courier, Charleston

2004 - Bradford Collins, Phd, The School of Charleston, catalogue essay

1998 - Mark Sloan, director, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Conjuring the Flesh - The Drawings of Allan Wendt, exhibition essay

1993 - Allan Wendt, Reading Between the Lines of a Few Notes, Architronic - The Electronic Journal of Architecture