Mucosa | Wendy Chambers
Wendy Chambers is an artist and instructor currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and BFA from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Her work has been exhibited in Oklahoma, Nevada, Illinois, and California.
Chambers’ paintings embrace the corporeal, finite nature of human existence by transforming the repulsive, yet intriguing qualities of the post-mortem body into images. In order to offer a palpable experience, a cadaver lab was visited on multiple occasions to research the deconstruction of the human body. The fragmented compositions depict cut bone, torn muscle, and fat gleaming with the formaldehyde solution used in the cadaver lab. The viewer is compelled to study otherwise loathsome objects by paintings that seduce with color and teeter between abstraction and representation. Human materiality becomes accessible through the practical act of observing.