DVC hosts Carrie Lederer, “Wondrous Strange”


Madeline Berry

Diablo Valley College Art Gallery presents Carrie Lederer’s Wondrous Strange in room A-305.

Allison Roullier

Impactful paintings and sculpture focusing on nature and the relationship we have to the natural world makes for a wonderful art gallery.

Artist Carrie Lederer is hosting her work, “The Wondrous Strange” at the Diablo Valley College Art Gallery from Oct. 25 to Nov. 25th with two reception and lectures on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 11-1 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 3-5 p.m.

Lederer’s goal is to show her daily, up-close encounter with nature through the fifty-foot excursion into her family garden, from home to the studio. She expresses how the use of fractals and patterns are important to her pieces, and is drawn to nature’s intrinsic capacity to create and reproduce pattern as a source of imagery and an inspiration to her work.

Being able to showcase a ten-year body of work is a great opportunity for Lederer, and claimed it was a satisfying challenge to select such a wide range of art work that represent her as an artist over the years.

“It is my hope that this exhibition gives DVC students some insight into the conceptual ideas that I explore in my studio. I’d be gratified to know that the show might also provide inspiration to the student’s work as they move forward with their own work and life-career as artists. Perhaps in the future, some of these same students will return to the DVC Gallery as an exhibiting artist,” Lederer added.

“I’d say its awesome to see DVC dedicate a big portion of its school and extracurricular activities to art,” said psychology student, Juan Carlos Sanchez, 21.

The DVC Art Gallery is the perfect place to allow students to become inspired by regional and international artists, as well as deepen their understanding of art theory. They also offer an opportunity to acquire exposure to the professional world of art exhibition.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to mount this exhibition, because it provides our community (including the DVC students) with an opportunity for public dialogue about my work and practice, and also about the importance of art in our daily lives,” said Lederer.