Wunderlich’s Sculptures on Display in The University of Findlay’s Lea Gallery
Sculptures by Janis Mars Wunderlich are on display through Friday, Sept. 23, at The University of Findlay’s Lea Gallery, located inside the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
An artist’s reception will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the gallery.
Wunderlich is a full-time artist and mother of five whose work focuses on the “humor, intensity and intricacy of family life.”
Wunderlich is a recipient of several honors and grants. Her work has been in hundreds of national and international exhibitions, and it can be seen in both public and private collections worldwide. Wunderlich also lectures and conducts workshops at universities and art center in the U.S. and Canada.
“As a busy, creative artist and parent to several wonderfully rambunctious children, I am a grateful recipient of an unending flow of quirky, make-believe imagery,” said Wunderlich in an artist’s statement. “The books and tales we read, the pets that parade around us, dress-up time, homework time, even dinner time, with all the ensuing chaos, every moment of my day brings another situation which my mind churns into images … I use my artwork as a way to process all of the beautiful and frenzied contrasts that make up my day … It is not uncommon for me to be making dinner, working on a sculpture, and telling a story to my kids at the same time to keep them entertained. So it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of juggling, balancing, writhing creatures with complicated surfaces!”
Wunderlich earned a master of fine arts degree from the Ohio State University and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Brigham Young University.