PIECE OF CAKE: CONFECTIOUS SCULPTURES BY GREELY MYATT
Dixon Gallery and Gardens / 4339 Park Ave. June 27, 2021 - September 26, 2021
Piece of Cake: Confectious Sculptures by Greely Myatt represents a very personal body of the artist’s work. For the past fifteen years, he has been creating sculptures of various confections—birthday cakes, cupcakes, ice cream cones, and other sweets—as gifts for friends celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and other milestones and holidays. These works are created using everyday materials to mouth-watering trompe l’oeil effect. For this exhibition, Myatt is creating a special work in honor of the one-hundredth birthday of Wayne Thiebaud—an artist who has famously explored confections in his own career. Playfully seductive, Myatt’s sugary sculptures (many of which are being loaned by friends) exemplify the ingenuity and generosity of spirit that have helped him become one of the foremost artists working in the American South today.