L.A. Art Contemporary / Monica Wyatt: Continuum @ MOAH:CEDAR
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PRESERVING AND PROMOTING THE CONTEMPORARY ART SCENE IN LOS ANGELES AND BEYOND
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The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and MOAH:CEDAR are thrilled to launch their newest exhibition, Continuum, featuring work by Los Angeles based artist Monica Wyatt. The opening reception will be held at MOAH:CEDAR on Saturday, January 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. This special event is free to the public; light refreshments will be served.
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.
Together with the Museum of Art and History, MOAH:CEDAR is a catalyst for engaging diverse audiences through captivating exhibitions, innovative artists, and dynamic programming. The gallery aspires to encourage progressive ideas and experimental genres of artwork, which highlight performance, education, and studio practice. MOAH:CEDAR is located at 44857 Cedar Avenue and is open Thursday – Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. For more information visit: www.lancastermoah.org.