Nancy Wisti Grayson August 29th - September 19th > Nancy Wisti Grayson Mementos: Paths that Cross August 29 - September 19, 2021

Nancy Wisti Grayson
Mementos: Paths that Cross
August 29 - September 19, 2021

Opening Reception Sunday August 29th 11 AM - 2 PM

acrylic, flasche, graphite, grout, pastel, spray paint on recycled Styrofoam and insulation board
14 x 26 x 2 in

The sculptural paintings and wall objects presented in Nancy Wisti Grayson’s solo exhibition: Mementos: Paths that Cross, specifically reference paintings (see footnote below ***) which have surfaced over and over again in Nancy’s memory and experience. The specific work, not connected through any traditional art historical category, re-emerges in themes and imagery which are instead connected through the singular body and are housed together in Wisti Grayon’s experience and mind. Wisti Grayson draws on her deep and emotional memory to bring together this fragmented collection of work. During the many months of isolation and pandemic, Nancy traveled to different times and places that exist in the painterly aspects, the stories conveyed, or the evocation of specific emotions that she is deeply familiar with, finds as a place of comfort, recognition and home. The memory is a slippery vehicle, as the objects are incomplete, veiled, transformed and transferred into a relic of contemporary contemplation that eludes and alludes to Wisti Grayson’s magical practice.

-Jean Alexander Frater

*** Henri Rousseau, War
Francisco de Goya, Saturn Devouring His Son
Fight with Cudgels
A Pilgrimage to San Isidro
Witches' Sabbath
The Straw Manikin
Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas