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Nancy Wisti Grayson

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20160524174959-dscn2915-filmgrain
decorative fragment , 2016 Acrylic, Pastel, Graphite, Grout, Styrofoam 4" X 7" X 1.25"
20160524174824-dscn2971filmgrain
found: san clemente, 2016 Acrylic, Graphite, House Paint, Grout, Styrofoam 8.5" X 8.5" X 3.5"
20160524175538-4_nwistigrayson_foundartifactbands
artifact bands, 2016 Acrylic, Graphite, Housepaint, Grout, Styrofoam 4.25" X 14" X 1"
20160524175031-dscn2950-filmgrain
displaced: circumvesuviana, 2016 Acrylic, Graphite, Grout, Styrofoam on Wooden Base 8" X 4.5" X 4.5"
20160524174930-dscn2948-filmgrain
fountain fragment, 2016 Acrylic, Graphite, Grout, Styrofoam 9.25" X 7" X 1.75
20160524175633-basin
found: basin, 2015 Acrylic, Graphite, Volcanic Rock, Grout, Styrofoam 5" X 7.25" X 2"
20160524175554-dscn2679-filmgrain
found fragment, 2015 Acrylic, Graphite, Grout, Styrofoam 7: X 6" X 1.25
20160524175759-img_4855_copy
recalled, 2014 Acrylic, Graphite, Vellum, Origami Paper, Grout, Styrofoam, Canvas 13" X 10" X 2.5"
20160524175446-6a_copy
after, 2014 Acrylic, Graphite, Venetian Dry Pigments, Oil Stick, Grout, Styrofoam, Canvas 17" X 10" X 1.5"
20140703155321-wistigrayson_nancy_6
lattice, 2014 Mixed Media on Paper 10.5 X 14 Inches
20140401212046-dscn1901
screened, 2014 Mixed Media on Paper 6 X 12 Inches
20140519024607-01wistigrayson
new london train, 2014 Soft and Oil Pastel, Oil Stick, Graphite, Collage on Paper 5" X 7"
20140401210637-3_cortonapza_della_republica
cortona: pza della republica, 2013 Mixed Media on Paper 10.5 X 14 Inches
20140401210935-dscn1924
banded sky, 2014 Mixed Media on Paper 5 X 7 Inches
20140401210436-nancy_wistigrayson_alteration_04
alteration, 2013 Mixed Media on Paper 5 X 7 Inches
20140401213802-6_focussaatchi
focus, 2013 Mixed Media on Canvas 9 X 9 Inches
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Detroit, Michigan
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Wayne State University, BFA, MA
Statement

My interest is in memory, history and time: how it's recorded, how certain moments are preserved and how memories change, and in that process, become altered and something new. Using past artifacts as reference points, a fabricated archaeology occurs with the sculptural paintings. Using styrofoam and grout as the underlying supports for the paintings, these preservative materials are transformed into abstract, artifact looking objects that allude to found fragments or relics of architectural pieces or natural objects, relating to the transient nature of time and history.