Paris London Hong Kong is pleased to present Dreamer Gets Another Dream, an exhibition of recent works on paper and sculpture by Wyatt Grant. The show opens on January 30th and continues until March 7th.
In Dreamer Gets Another Dream, Wyatt Grant assembles a collection of recent work revealing influences from stories, cultural relics and everyday experiences. In a project that includes complex paper works and sculpture, he creates an assorted cast of characters — both figurative and other — that form the basis for intricate vignettes. The terms are written here in several ways. Using dioramas, pictorial narratives and abstraction, the project establishes an unlikely and mysterious mythology. Engaging in themes of displacement, humor, frustration and the supernatural, Grant exposes an interior state for each element of the installation.
The material nature of the work in this show expresses Wyatt Grant’s active studio practice. Roughly assembled geometric compositions, stacks of collages, an inventory of preliminary studies and experimental objects are linked together thematically. There is an amorphous relationship between the parts and the whole; bonds are formed through visual and structural links. Those isolated figures that remain act as monoliths to create a divide between what populates a dream and how we ascribe its meaning.
Dreamer Gets Another Dream works feels like a theater set populated by a peculiar group of actors. The compelling narrative that unfolds comes to us through inference and allusion.
Heads or Tails, 2014, gouache and graphite on paper
The Drunk Suite, 2015, indigo, gouache, graphite on paper
Facade, 2014, gouache on wood
Cantina, 2015, mixed media on wood
Fish, 2015, gouache on wood
Your Pieces, 2015, graphite on paper
Mechanical Man, 2015, indigo on paper
Orchard, 2015, graphite on paper
Shade, 2015, gouache on wood
Crazylane, 2015, hydrocal, gouache on wood
Migratory, 2015, acrylic on wood