January 20 - March 3, 2018
Monica Wyatt is an artistic alchemist, transforming collected materials into precious objects. She fuses the history of the materials together to create new beginnings, representing the cyclic nature of all things. By reimagining objects and their composition, Wyatt is able to more uniquely speak about her inspirations, interventions and intentions. The objects she creates make space for the viewer to enter, navigate, commune, and reflect.
The works on display are transformations of man-made objects into forms that signify qualities of nature. Wyatt challenges her audience to consider the aesthetic traits of each object rather than judge them by their intended use. In her assemblage, electric capacitors resemble plant life and zip ties mimic deep sea creatures. She dissembles pianos, organs, cables, sieves, and other utilitarian items from a past when people valued human production and craftsmanship. Continuum is Wyatt’s first installation in her ongoing collaboration with curator Jill Moniz.