A new art exhibit entitled, "Tartan Ribbon,"
has opened at the Upper Iowa University
Bing-Davis Gallery in the Edgar Fine Arts
Building. It features the works of Eva Wylie.
FAYETTE, Iowa (February 23, 2012) – Eva Wylie’s “Tartan Ribbon” exhibit will be available at the Upper Iowa University Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery through March 23.
The Philadelphia artist says she juxtaposes images that she sees in the world around her to create her artwork.
“I collect the images I use in my work from various sources including the Internet, water bottles, travel magazines, advertisements, found objects and tourist photographs,” Wylie explains. “I seek imagery to appropriate, whether it is a grand vista, a fall sale flyer or a worm-eaten leaf. When combined together, what emerges is the frequency, pace and place in which images create visual energy through the way they appear together.”
“I use the language of printmaking to address the practice of mass production. Using a four-color separation silkscreen process reflects photographic reduplication, an intrinsic element of contemporary mass culture,” Wylie adds. “Working directly onto the wall and windows of the gallery space and constructing mixed media installations allows me to integrate the work into the architecture of the space. The found leaves, hair bows, or maps transform themselves into new forms.”
Wylie, who lives in Philadelphia, earned her masters of fine arts degree at the Tyler School of Art and her bachelor’s degree at Allegheny College. She also is a graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and studied at Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy. Her works have been widely honored and featured in numerous exhibits at galleries in the United States, London, and Rome. She is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.
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