Saranac Art Projects present Wax and Wool – a collection of new works, material research, visual translations and residue by Lisa Nappa and Chris Tyllia
The Inspiration for this exhibition comes from a desire to engage deeply with mundane materials and processes; specifically, the melting of wax and tufting of wool fiber. The traditional uses for these materials are often functional, carrying a veneer of ‘old fashioned commodities,’ integral for survival before the widespread use of electricity. They are used to create objects that can protect us from the elements and illuminate the darkness. Perhaps even in our contemporary culture these materials still hold some of their protective powers over our psyches. While not directly necessary for our physical survival anymore we still light aromatherapy candles in our wool-blend socks and sweaters.
Stop by for the Opening Reception, Friday, October 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. or visit the gallery all month during regular hours, Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m.