Sculptor Wendy Klemperer To Exhibit Her “Animals” at Farmingdale College
Fall Show to Highlight Her Work in a Variety of Mediums
Sculptor/Artist Wendy Klemperer, whose art is expressed in vivid depictions of wildlife, will exhibit her work at the Memorial Gallery, in Hale Hall, at Farmingdale State College
“The imagery that pervades my work reflects a lifelong fascination with animals,” says Ms. Klemperer, who also does drawings, wax figures and wall reliefs. “As a child this led to hours of watching, drawing, and imagining. When I began making sculpture as an adult I developed these mental images in three dimensions.”
“The materials I use retain a raw, immediate quality. To make the sculptures I search scrap yards for pieces that have been discarded and ravaged by life in the yard. Bent and twisted, such pieces contain energy and a potential new life. Industrial refuse is transformed into living form.”
This past spring Farmingdale’s Class of 2014 commissioned Ms. Klemperer to do a Ram sculpture, symbolizing the campus mascot. The work is expected to be completed and on display this fall.
A resident of Brooklyn, Ms. Klemperer has large-scale permanent installations from Maine to California, and a piece on display at SIAS University in Xinzheng, China.