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August 26, 2011 > Mosaic marvels at Olive Hyde

Mosaic marvels at Olive Hyde

Submitted By Diane Leys
Photos By George Post

Mosaic sculpture created by Berkeley artist Wilma Wyss will be featured at Olive Hyde Art Gallery in Fremont from September 2 through October 1. This one woman show offers exposure to the hypnotic beauty of pattern often drawn from nature and influenced by the divergent settings and cultures in her American, Swiss, and African background.

Trained as a professional graphic designer at the California College of the Arts, Wyss has found herself drawn to the challenges of working in 3-D. Describing sculptural collages as carefully controlled and methodical, and working with concrete as unforgiving, Wyss approaches these challenges with her sense of order and uses her creative energy to focus on color, texture, and shape.

Wyss's freestanding concrete and mosaic sculptures merge fluidity and flimsiness with rigidity and weight. Her work has been described as whimsical, joyous, and soothing. Her sculptures have been displayed in juried shows in the Bay Area, Oregon, North Carolina, Kentucky, and New York City.

Mosaic Sculpture: The Work of Wilma Wyss
September 2 - October 1
Olive Hyde Art Gallery
Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Opening reception
Friday, September 2
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4357
www.fremont.gov/Art/OliveHydeArtGallery

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