The Modbo presents April’s First Friday: Monstro, Monstras, Monstrat by Nethery Wylie. The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, April 5th. The show runs through Friday, April 26th. There will be a free artist talk at 5 pm on Saturday, April 27th.
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
In Monstro, Mostras, Monstrat, Nethery Wylie explores iconic images that are both durable yet ironically changeable. Francis of Assisi’s personal turning point was embracing the leper who disgusted him. Clare of Assisi wished to follow Francis into the world but had to accept enclosure in a nunnery as the price of founding the Order of the Poor Clares. And Circe the Witch? Is she the ultimate conniving female malevolence or perhaps just a girl?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Wylie came to practice art after a lifetime of trying to make words communicate mental pictures. Now she struggles with the opposite: making visual art out of ideas gathered from the many books and essays layered in her mind. She works predominantly in oil or mixed media painting but often transfers and layers images onto fabrics, glass and other materials. Wylie completed an MFA in 2014, holds an MA in History, and is a professional librarian. The artist also maintains a studio at the Old Midland School in Colorado Springs.
ABOUT THE MODBO
The Modbo is located in Arts Alley in Downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at email@example.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240.
Pictured: Young Circe by Nethery Wylie. Image courtesy the Modbo.