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Patterns of Thought: Artwork by Wendy Letven

Winter Garden Gallery at Brookfield Place

Commissioned by Arts Brookfield for Brookfield Place

The first exhibition of 2022 in the Winter Garden Gallery will be Patterns of Thought, a new series of three-dimensional wall sculptures by visual artist, Wendy Letven, commissioned by Arts Brookfield. Each of the five colorful sculptures in the exhibition are a poetic representation of a different function or varying state of the human mind, translated through the language of pattern. Letven ​amasses a growing vocabulary of forms to create dynamic, complex works of art, suspended in space. The sculptures take the abstract components of language and thought and translate them into a physical, tangible form, that speaks to the complexity of the mind in handling various aspects of contemporary life. Although Letven’s work is comprised of repeating patterns of signs and symbols that are familiar and universal on their own, the artwork invites viewers to develop new interpretations of each composition.


Wendy Letven is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation and painting. Her work is represented by galleries in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Wendy has created public works for the Percent for Art Program, Riverside Park Conservancy, Art on Paper Fair, Flatiron Prow Artspace, and Sheila R. Johnson Gallery at the New School, all in New York; and the Market Art and Design, Bridgehampton, NY; among others. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a recipient of a Workspace Grant from Dieu Donné Papermill in New York. Raised in Philadelphia, she received a BFA from Tyler School of Art and an MFA from Hunter College. Wendy teaches art and design at The New School in New York. Learn more about the artist at wendyletven.com and @wendy_letven.


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