Sequencing Through Time and Place

Three artists – a photographer, a dancer, and a mixed media artist – work together to explore the fundamentals of creativity and the different ways that artists perceive similar subject matter.

Susan Moldenhauer, Margaret Wilson, and Wendy Lemen Bredehoft began their work together in earnest with an artists’ residency at the Ucross Foundation, Wyoming in 2009. Each day they worked side by side, approaching their subjects from their unique perspectives, creating art and documenting their creative processes. Each evening they met to discuss the similarities, differences, and yields in their individual and collaborative processes.

Their goal was to better understand how each other “sees” and responds to the landscape they were working in and to identify points of intersection and overlap, as well as divergent perspectives in the creative process.

In February 2010, they continued their work together in London, UK, using the urban landscape of the British Museum. Six months later, they spent a day in the hot, eastern plains of Wyoming to further their creative inquiries, conversations, and image making at the Fort Laramie Historic Site, returning again in the summer of 2011. Images from these sites culminated in an experimental three-part exhibition at Gallery 211 in Laramie, WY.

May 2012 found them once again in northern Wyoming, exploring the landscape around Banner, south to I-90, including the Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area. They traveled to Venice, Italy in April 2013, inspired by the Venice work of Thomas Moran. Planned future travels include following Moran’s explorations through Wyoming, into Yellowstone National Park and floating along the Green River in southwest Wyoming.

As Sequencing has continued, the emphasis has shifted from an internal focus on the three artists’ work and interaction, to one that is contextualized and linked to the visual explorations of other artists.

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