Letha Wilson

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Double Dip, 2009, wiggle board plywood and digital print, 80" x 5" x 38"
Partially Buried, 2009, C-print and wood, 20" x 20" x 3"
Right Back At You, 2009, digital print, rocks and flashlight, 36" x 24" x 30"
Hanging Wall in Hemlock Tree, 2009, drywall, wood, joint compound, paint, wall: 8' x 8' x 4"
You Only Have What is Here and Now, 2009, Drywall cut out of the surrounding walls, wood, light fixture, Lamp: 24" w x 24"
Artist's Statement

My artwork uses images and materials from the natural landscape as a starting point for interpretation and confrontation. My work creates relationships between architecture and nature, and the gallery space and the American wilderness. In the photo-based sculptures the ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon, and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph’s failure to encompass the physical site it represents. Landscape photography as a genre is approached with equal parts reverence and skepticism. In another body of work, site-specific installations juxtapose re-claimed wood and drywall material in innovative ways that respond to both interior and outdoors environments, and comment on the glut of material discarded in the contemporary art exhibition cycle. http://www.lethaprojects.com


Letha Wilson is a mixed media artist who was born in Honolulu, raised in Colorado and currently lives in Brooklyn. She earned her BFA from Syracuse University, and an MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Letha's artwork has been shown at many venues including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, Exit Art, White Box, Fredrieke Taylor Gallery and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2009 Letha was a resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award.