Opening Reception for Encounters: Greely Myatt
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Presentation: 2 p.m.
Free for Members | Included with General Admission
Join us in celebrating a new exhibition with an opening reception in the galleries on Sunday, June 6. Guests can enjoy the exhibition, Encounters: Greely Myatt.
Greely Myatt is widely recognized for his whimsical sculptural objects and monumental installations made from found materials like flooring, neon lights, metal scraps, and discarded signage scavenged from the greater Memphis area. Engaging with surrealism, pop, folk, and outsider art, he has developed a compelling visual language of reimagined but recognizable forms, often reinterpreting literal motifs like comic strips and speech bubbles in his works. In addition to found materials, Myatt also incorporates elements like plants, quilts, and rugs into his pieces to reference his Mississippi childhood, setting them against abstract elements such as light, air, and negative space to spark a visual and mental dialogue.