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.
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.