Wendy Wolf ” Examined Repetition” at Bromfield Gallery in Boston

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The series “Examined Repetition” is my form of poetry. My repeated mark-making evolved from artwork I was creating using automatic writing as imagery.  As I worked I wanted to remove my direct use of words from the image and make it more about the meditative actions. Although it is no longer text, my intent with the mark making is still communicating through a language—an open visual language—to develop a dialog between my intention and your interpretation.

This series of ink drawings began while listening to Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians.” Music is a driving force as I create. As soon as the first pulses begin my hands go to work and my mind clears. The music ebbs and flows through the work. Sometimes it is pushing forward, becoming almost a direct visualization of what I am hearing, and other times it becomes an underlying force that allows me just to make.


Examined Repetition: Ink no. 12-17, detail,
Highly pigmented acrylic ink on yupo paper, 12" x 12", 2014


Examined Repetition: Ink no. 25-10, detail,
Highly pigmented acrylic ink on yupo paper, 25" x 25", 2014


Examined Repetition: Ink no. 25-10, in progress,
Highly pigmented acrylic ink on yupo paper, 25" x 25", 2014

Examined Repetition: Ink no. 25-10, Highly pigmented acrylic ink on yupo paper, 25" x 25", 2014

Examined Repetition: Ink no. 25-10,
Highly pigmented acrylic ink on yupo paper, 25" x 25", 2014


Wendy Wolf creates obsessive repetitive artwork inspired by language and leaves. She was born in 1974 in New York State, received her BFA in Printmaking from Alfred University, and moved to Philadelphia, PA in 2003 to complete her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently lives in Newton, MA and works in her studios in Philadelphia, PA and Waltham, MA. Utilizing processes she developed for herself in printmaking, Wendy has focused on painting and works from paper since 2005.

She has exhibited her work internationally, notably at the International Print Center NY, the Sam Quinn Gallery in Philadelphia, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, the Independence Seaport Museum, Danforth Art Museum, a solo show at the George School in Newtown, PA, and a solo show at 161 West in Philadelphia. Wendy has completed artist residencies at Taliesin West, Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, and Beechwood Arts. In 2012, she taught a seminar for teachers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  In 2013, she completed a large scale outdoor installation in a working shipyard for the show OccupyING the Present at HarborArts in East Boston, the show was reviewed in numerous publications including the Boston Globe, Artscope Magazine and International Sculpture magazine.

Wendy is currently represented by FitzRoy Knox Gallery in NY and London. FitzRoy Knox has exhibited her work at numerous high end art fairs including SCOPE NYC, CONTEXT Art Miami, Art14 London, and the Affordable Art Fair NYC where her work was chosen as a top pick in the fair by Charlotte Cowles, Senior Editor at Harper’s Bazaar—one of only 5 awards. 

“Examined Repetition”
January 2, 2015- February 1, 2015
Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Wendy Wolf “Examined Repetition”  Bromfield Gallery
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