Friday, September 28, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Elyse Wyman - Signs of the Times

Elyse Wyman, Fire In the Belly, Mixed media bas-relief, 32 x 15 x 4"
Elyse Wyman’s new body of work continues her exploration of the interrelationships and dynamics of female identity, self-perception, personal worth, sexuality and power. Through the medium of transparent bas-relief sculpture, she presents the female torso as both physical and psychological container, fusing separate entities to reveal things we often take for granted. Her ongoing scrutiny of the female figure intersects squarely with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
Elyse Wyman, Stop Abuse, Mixed media bas-relief, 32 x 15 x 4"
Seemingly ordinary road and warning signs such as “Stop” or “Rough Road” take on new meaning when placed inside the female form. This juncture of disparate elements leads to new interpretations. Wyman’s mixed-media sculptures illuminate a deeper, generally hidden emotional intensity often alluding to harassment both visible and unseen.
Elyse Wyman, Rough Road, Mixed media bas-relief, 32 x 15 x 4"
Elyse Wyman was born in Los Angeles and received her BA in Fine Arts (Cum Laude) from UCLA. She furthered her art education in Paris, France at the Academie de La Grande Chaumiere. Ms. Wyman has pursued parallel careers in both fine arts and graphic design. As a graphic artist for A&M records she designed albums, posters, music books, advertising and billboards. Currently, as art director and owner of DesignWorks, Unlimited Graphic Design Studio, her clients have included A&M Records, American Ballet Theatre, American Film Institute, ASCAP, Chevron, Disc Marketing, General Mills, UCLA, United Airlines, Toyota, Victoria’s Secret, Warner Brothers, Women in Film, and many others.
Elyse Wyman, Stop Abuse, Mixed media bas-relief, 32 x 15 x 4"

The exhibition runs through October 20.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 13, 3pm

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