Otella Wruck "Turn Around"
October 12 - November 12
Reception: Sat, Oct 15, 5 - 7 PM
Otella Wruck has often explored themes of decay and renewal, recycling and repurposing, mortality and rebirth. Following the recent passing of her sister, the artist has contemplated these cycles of life (and death) in her own personal life. In this new body of work Wruck has produced photographs containing multi-layered imagery printed on aluminum panels. Most of the imagery was shot on and around her sister’s Idaho ranch. As Wruck explored this place her sister left behind she began to realize that even though we may lose a loved one, they continue to touch us in other ways. A plant may wither and die, but it will decompose and transform. Autumn leaves turn brown and drop and soon will begin to bud once more. Even a pile of junk awaits a recycling transformation. Otella Wruck’s new works capture the melancholy of loss balanced by the joy of observing nature’s cycle continuing to move on.