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SELECTED WORKS BY Wendy Mayer

Fly Away Peter

Fly Away Peter

Wendy Mayer
Fly Away Peter

2011

Wax, acrylic, eyes, mannequins, toy box

33 x 75 x 97 cm
All sculpture relates to the body of the person looking at it: it takes up the space of another human, drawing comparisons between the two. In Wendy Mayer’s work, the comparison is an unnerving one. These uncannily realistic mannequins need to be encountered by stooping or kneeling, so that the viewer is reduced to a child’s perspective, and it’s in that engagement with the infant point of view that Mayer’s work acquires its strange force.
After Louise

After Louise

Wendy Mayer
After Louise

2011

Papier Mache, wax, acrylic, eyes, mixed media

85 x 70 x 70 cm
Children with unblinking glass eyes and rosy, innocent complexions stare back as though expectant of parental attention; their bodies are like half-completed toys, their crossed stitches demarcating shoulders, necks, toes, hearts. Stitching, and its associations with mending – whether toys, clothes, or human bodies – is a leitmotif in Mayer’s work. A family, gathered around an armchair as though preparing to pose for a family photo, embrace each other awkwardly: the mewling baby in the mother’s lap brandishes needles big enough to poke its parents’ eyes out.
Gold Watch

Gold Watch

Wendy Mayer
Gold Watch

2012

Wax, acrylic eyes, wigs, mannequins, chair, needles, gold watch

100 x 61 x 61cm
Mayer has said that her work ‘plays with our perception of children as innocents’, and her sculptural dioramas draw parallels between childhood and violence; there’s fear lurking within. Mayer’s homage to artist Louise Bourgeois – the queen of the disquieting familial drama – takes the form of a giant ball of dark material, studded with pins. The artist’s head pokes out from atop a feathered collar, smiling to herself as though delighted with the unspooling disquiet around her.

Text by Ben Street
Paper Doll
Wendy Mayer
Paper Doll

2013

Painted vinyl, acrylic lashes, mohair, cardboard chocolate box, paper, wood, wire

31 x 21 x 18 cm






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    R.H. Quaytman    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Wendy Mayer's BIOGRAPHY

Wendy Mayer
Born in 1975, Wales, UK
Lives and works in Anglesey, Wales, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Still Life, CHARLIE SMITH, London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Recent Academicians, Royal Cambrian Academy
The Future Can Wait/ Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4 New Sensations, London
Needles and Pins, Gwynedd Art Museum
Volta 9 Art Basel, Switzerland
New Order, Saatchi Gallery, London
The London Art Fair, London

2012
Invasion: transient-art, Birmingham
The Future Can Wait/Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations, London
Royal Cambrian Academy’s 130th Annual Summer Exhibition

2011
The Future Can Wait/Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s New Sensations, London
Royal Cambrian Academy’s 129th Annual Summer Exhibition

2010
Royal British Society of Sculptors Annual Bursary Exhibition, London
The Future Can Wait (curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley), London
Sing Silent Songs, Trove, Birmingham
Female Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Eisteddfod GenedlaetholCymru, The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Blaenau Gwent
The Royal Cambrian Academy’s 128th Annual Summer Exhibition
Welsh Artist of the Year, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Removed from the Eyes of Strangers, Matt Roberts Arts, London

2009
International Artists Postcard Exhibition &Distribution, Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels
Removed from the Eyes of Strangers, GalleriAnderssonSandstrom, Umea
Memory/Imagination, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

2007
Grieve and Samaritans Art Prize, House of Commons, London