Nathaniel’s work is concerned with the exploration of identity, masculinity, and sexuality, especially in relation to memory, domesticity, and historical traditions of Southern Americana.
In Papaw Passing Time, the artist attempts to build a connection with his past. Solving a jigsaw puzzle from start to finish, while drinking his grandfather's homemade wine. An act of passing time. A simple task from childhood, that was repeated everyday. Embodying the role of the grandparent, sitting at the head of the dining room table. A daily ritual that seemed to be an act of waiting. Waiting to finish. Waiting for death. Just passing time.
The artist invites you to sit with him during this seemingly mundane task. Embody the artist at one end, while he considers the role of a father figure, dedicated to the task at hand. Have a drink, spend a moment, think about time.
About Nathaniel Wyrick
Nathaniel’s work is autobiographical in nature, holding a twinge of longing for his southern roots. Much of his work is concerned with the exploration of identity, masculinity, and sexuality, especially in relation to memory, domesticity, and historical traditions of Southern Americana. Through this lens, he examines the relationships he has established with people and site-specific locations. Concentrating in performance, installation, and print work, he utilizes the use of objects to locate a history or placeness. Through this use of objects, he explores the connections between fragments of memory, image, and place. With the goal to trigger or create connections between the artist’s own personal history and that of the viewer.
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