Monday, September 15, 2008

Nanette Wylde at Vino Locale

Nanette Wylde "Portraits" at Vino Locale, September 2008

Redwood City artist Nanette Wylde is exhibiting 'portraits' from three projects at Vino Locale this month.

"ebaybies" are intaglio prints (etchings) based on auction photos of antique dolls. Each ebaybie comes with its own profile or story and an individualized 'Certificate of Rescue.'

"Assumptions: Performative Texts" is a series of over twenty photographs of body fragments which are 'tattooed' with descriptive words. This work plays with concepts of stereotyping and judgment.

"about so many things" is an electronic flipbook which randomly displays the activities of 'He' and 'She' without bias to gender, that is, the activities are drawn from the same pool of possibilities.

Nanette Wylde is a California native who grew up in San Jose. She has lived in many different places, but always returns to the Bay Area because she needs to see the Santa Clara Range from her front yard. She makes her home in Redwood City where she resides with one spousal unit, one amazing cat, an abundant vegetable garden and many fruit trees. She is Associate Professor of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico.

My work starts with a question. Some unanswered phenomenon will go nagging around my gray matter, repeating itself in hushed, slightly obsessive tones until I satisfy with research–extensive research. And then a response. While it is the research that points me to answers, it is the actual making of the work, completing the project that satisfies the question.

My interests include: language, personality, difference, beliefs, systems, ideas, movement, reflection, identity, perceptions, structures, stories, socialization, definitions, context, memory, experience, change, and residue. These manifest in the creation of socially reflective, language based works, generally of hybrid media.

Meet the artist: Sunday, September 21, 2 - 5pm

Vino Locale
431 Kipling Street
Palo Alto, California

Vino Locale is a delightful wine bar downtown Palo Alto which specializes in local wines, slow food, and local artists. It is just around the corner from the Apple store.

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11-9, Sundays 12-5. Closed on Mondays.

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