Reclaimed by Niki Lederer
July 18, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Pelham Art Center presents a public exhibition of sculpture by Niki Lederer in Wolfs Lane Park and at the Pelham Art Center.
Niki Lederer reclaims discarded objects to create her sculpture. Dissected and reassembled plastic bottles lend a playful juxtaposition of organic and flat that emerges through the artist’s spontaneous, intuitive process. The artist draws the viewer’s attention back to the discards—to reflect on how wonderful they are; she suggests a humorous approach to the futility of contemporary mass consumption.
On Saturday, October 5th 11AM-3PM, Niki will join the Art Center at ArtsFest 2019 to lead community members in a collaborative project in partnership with Pelham Reads. Taking inspiration from their 2019 book selection Hidden Figures, Niki invites participants to create a “spacecraft” out of their own recycled material. Bring your own cleaned out plastic bottles to take part in this community project.
Niki Lederer was born in London, Ontario and raised in Vancouver. She received her BFA from the University of Victoria and her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Her artwork has been shown at many venues including the 1285 Ave of the Americas Gallery, ILLE Arts, White Columns, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Gallery Aferro, and the Internationale Sonderausstellung, Künstlerhaus Dosenfabrik, (Germany). Solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada), Rogue Gallery and Open Space in Victoria, B.C. as well as Washington Square Windows, NYU. Niki’s work has been reviewed in The Brooklyn Rail, The Globe and Mail and The New York Times, among others. Most recently her sculpture was published in Die Verschränkung von Kunst und Nachhaltigkeit, (Wabl, Ans), as one of five featured artists exploring art and sustainability. Niki was selected to participate in the 9th Annual Governors Island Art Fair as well as the Outdoor Sculpture Biennial at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is pleased to share her site-specific sculpture with the Pelham community this summer and fall.