Exhibiting together for the first time at Roots and Culture, Andy Hall and Kaylee Rae Wyant share a common regard for the overlap of art and design. In MODERN MODEL, they introduce new works that further explore this crossover. Looking back on the 20th century’s spirit of innovation and visionary optimism, they attempt to channel that energy into a collaborative workspace. Yet however historical their influences, these works grasp toward the future, testing the promised possibilities of this post-medium moment.
Andy Hall develops objects and exhibition designs for sites including The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art Museum Memphis, and upcoming at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh. Hall presents two new objects for MODERN MODEL: Sans Sconce, made of laser cut steel, comes in two shapes, two sizes, and two colors. This object acts to push light through bent and perforated planes. Future Cloth is a proposal for nomadic storage. This network of tubes holds clothing well, and it can be hung on the wall or off your horse.
Kaylee Rae Wyant makes paintings and sculptures that emphasize tactility and physical context. She’s exhibited with Roots and Culture, Julius Ceasar, The Highland Park Art Center, Lloyd Dobler, and most recently at LVL 3 Gallery. Here for MODERN MODEL, she introduces a new approach to wall covering. Moulded by hand from paper and paste, these custom panels are hung from floor to ceiling creating a space that is neither white nor smooth.
Also developed for Modern Model is untitled table, a collaborative effort between Hall and Wyant.