Wendy Adest American

Wendy Adest's art practice investigates color and pattern with the use of neon plexiglass providing reflected light which the artist juxtaposes with complimentary encaustic color on the surface of the objects. Adest has always thought of her work as landing somewhere between both painting and sculpture. She paints on a flat surface which the artist sometimes layers into intricate patterns, revealing themselves as dimensional as the viewer walks by. 

 

In the artist's most recent body of work, she began to play with form language, contrasting different kinds of patterns as her work took a turn towards the witty. Adest reinforced this experience with amusing titles to let the viewers know it’s okay to smile when you see the work.