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Time Frames

Werger, Art

Time Frames

multiple mezzotint on paper, ed. 5/25

2003 Purchase, Purchase Award, 2003 Appalachian Corridors Exhibition

Art Werger creates images that explore human interaction within urban and suburban environments. The narrative content of his work is intensified by his use of aerial perspective in scenes that resemble still frames from a movie. The influence of film, particularly the cinematic techniques of Alfred Hitchcock, is revealed in the unusual angles of each photorealist scene. Werger's urban images often communicate a sense of isolation, tension, and detachment.

Werger received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. As a printmaker for over twenty years, he has embraced the technical complexity of intaglio. His mastery of mezzotint is evident in "Time Frames". Each square offers a detailed view of human interaction at different locations within various cities. The time and place of each scene is written beneath the sequential squares like snapshots in a photograph album. "Time Frames" offers a commentary about the types of human interaction that occur within man-made environments.