Wendi Schneider and Laurie Lambrecht: Reverence: featuring Claire A. Warden "In the Cases."

April 18 - June 10, 2023

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for a moment.” - Georgia O'Keefe


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” - Rachel Carson, The Silent Spring


Etherton Gallery is pleased to present its new exhibition, Reverence, highlighting the work of photographers Laurie Lambrecht and Wendi Schneider. Reverence pairs Lambrecht’s embroidered photographs on linen with Schneider’s gilded photographs, highlighting recent directions in object-based photography. The exhibition runs from April 18 – June 10, 2023 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Claire A. Warden’s photographs from her series 99 Moons will be on display “In the Cases.” Music will be provided by DJ Michelle Mae spinning tunes in the courtyard. All artists will be present at the reception.

“I have known and admired Laurie Lambrecht’s and Wendi Schneider’s work for years.  I am very proud to bring their incredible photographs to Etherton Gallery and introduce them to our Tucson audience,” said Terry Etherton, Gallery Director and Owner of Etherton Gallery.


Laurie Lambrecht hails from Southampton, New York and is exhibiting a recent body of work, Bark/Cloth, which is based on her relationship to her natural surroundings – the interlacing tidal creeks, mature oak woodlands, fields and freshwater marshes of the Long Island Sound. She has always been enthralled by trees as sources of strength and independence, and markers of time and change. Lambrecht’s photographs are images of tree bark printed on linen, and embroidered with colored thread. Each photograph is unique and highlights the specific patterns and textures formed by the combination of materials. The finished objects look like topographical maps or aerial views of the earth’s varied and colorful terrain, like Nassau, 2020, whose abstract beauty encourages us to contemplate into our ongoing relationship to both environmental and human time.


Denver, Colorado based photographer Wendi Schneider strives to preserve ephemeral moments of beauty before they vanish from our environment. In Reverence, she is exhibiting work from two series, Into the Mist, and States of Grace. Schneider prints the States of Grace photographs, on translucent vellum or kozo paper, which she gilds with white gold, moon gold, 24 karat gold or palladium leaf. She pairs her the States of Grace images with antique frames, which she has been collecting for 40 years. The result is a unique object of reverence to the natural world. Schneider is also exhibiting gilded photographs from Into the Mist, a body of work based on a 2020 trip to a shinrin-yoko or forest bathing retreat in the North Carolina mountains, in search of a reprieve from the COVID 19 pandemic. The Into the Mist photographs recreate the sensation of being enveloped by the “amorphous, dewy veil” of clouds she experienced in the mountains. In Into the Mist II, 2020 the filtered, dappled light that glimmered through the branches that summer, is echoed in the shimmer of the print, which is gilded with white gold leaf. The photographs envelope our senses, and we are immersed in Schneider’s state of grace.


Join us for the opening of Reverence and meet Laurie Lambrecht, Wendi Schneider and Claire A. Warden, at 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 22, 2023.