Cindy Wagner is a visual narrator, telling stories through a variety of media including photography, digital image making, mixed media, and painting.
Wagner recalls her mother’s obsession with chronicling family history and collecting photographs of ancestors. Although she did not share this interest and preferred to focus on people still living, her current work serves to strike a balance between these two interests. She chooses to breathe new life into old photographs, mixing images of people lost to history with new material and digital distortion, and invites the viewer to reconsider the lives and likenesses of people who were once only memories. Wagner’s work is haunting and calls into question our own mortality and desire to be remembered.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website