Art History major and senior Tessa Wick was recently accepted into the Plains Art Museum’s 24th Annual Spring Gala. Her work Piecemeal will be a part of the 2020 exhibition on display April 4 to May 2, with the Gala and Art Auction taking place on May 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Get your tickets to the Gala.

Piecemeal consists of fiberglass, wire, and a remnant of plaster, affixed to canvas by multiple pours of resin. It is a minimalist piece that highlights the juxtaposition of the organic and geometric forms. Despite focusing on composition and form, it hopes to invoke a feeling of being fragmentary- the title hopes to persuade viewers to this other, more emotional, perspective.

Wick primarily works in resin, while additionally utilizing found objects. Her fondness of resin developed due to the material’s immediacy and its non-reductive quality. The use of found objects adds a personal aspect as the objects are usually from specific events or prominent periods within her life. Wick utilizes the resin to make a permanent record in order to reflect, arguably in a nostalgic or sadistic sense.