Press Contacts: Teri L. Sullivan
April 16, 2013
For Immediate Release
GALLERY TEN NINETY ONE SHOWCASES
SCRAP METAL ARTIST JENNIFER HYATT
Gallery Ten Ninety-One, located at the WKNO Digital Media Center in Cordova, will present a new art exhibit featuring the works of local scrap metal artist Jennifer Hyatt. The exhibit, entitled “Living Earth Day Every Day,” will be available for viewing April 17-May 24, with a special “meet the artist” reception on Sunday, April 21 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Hyatt uses recycled metal pieces and studio scrap to compose her artwork. She is best known for her “Garden Art.” Working with 2-d and 3-d iron garden art since 1993, she has been showcasing her artwork at many regional festivals including the Cooper Young Festival, the Historic Shaw Art Festival, and the Virginia-Highland Summerfest. Her art gallery exhibits include the Shainberg Gallery JCC, Playhouse on the Square, and The Powerhouse.
This new exhibit was inspired by Hyatt’s volunteer work at the Memphis Revolution Community Bicycle Shop. While working on her bike, she realized that the shop was a great source of scrap metal. The pieces she used in her art are not salvageable. “No working bike parts were harmed in the making of my art,” she said.
Hyatt draws her inspirations from many different things including theater. “My greatest inspirations have come from my love of theater and folk stories. My most recent sculptures have been an attempt to work ‘found objects’ into the art,” said Hyatt. “And I apologize if you are behind me when I see metal on the side of the road.”
Hyatt received a B.A. in Theater and Media Arts from Rhodes College and is a member of the Mississippi Craftsmen Guild and the Tennessee Association for Craft Artists.
Gallery Ten Ninety-One is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road in Cordova.
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