TROY WINGARD

THE KNICK-KNACK SERIES

In this work called The Knick-Knack Series,  I am adding sculptural elements to my pastel works by placing my pastel drawings into giant wooden shelves modeled after Victorian and antique knick-knack shelves. Throughout much of history it was a common practice for families and individuals to have some form of altar or devotional space within their residence.  I consider the modern counterpart to this as the common knick-knack shelf; holding a varied selection of items; both precious and nostalgic.  The shelves and the items are represented as symbols of experience and identity of the owner.  Within some drawings gold-leaf is layered directly onto the paper and sometimes onto the wooden shelves to create what resembles a gilded altarpiece, creating a form of beatification with each of the individuals I focus on. 

"Robby"


pastel, wood, gold leaf & paper
42" x 36" x 12"
(106cm x 91cm x 30cm)

"I'm Listening"


pastel, wood, gold leaf & paper
42" x 30" x 12"
(107cm x 76cm x 30cm)

 

"I'm Listening" (detail)


close-up of pastel drawing

 

"Dirty Nerdy"


pastel, wood, gold leaf & paper
42" x 40" x 20"
(107cm x 102cm x 51cm)

"Centered"


pastel, wood, gold leaf, and paper
42" round x 8" deep
(107cm round x 20cm deep)

"Centered" (detail)


close-up of pastel drawing

"Living & Learning"


pastel, wood, gold leaf & paper
42" x 12" x 10"
(107cm x 30cm x 25cm)

 

"Living & Learning" (detail)


close-up of pastel drawing

"What-Not"


pastel, wood, gold leaf and paper
52" x 40" x 20
(132cm x 102cm x 51cm)

 

"What-Not" (installation view)

Hammond Region Art Center

Hammond, Louisiana

"What-Not" (detail)


close-up of pastel drawing

 

"Centered II"

 

pastel, wood, gold leaf, & paper

42" round x 8" deep
(107cm round x 20cm deep)

"Centered II"


close-up of pastel drawing

"Avery"


pastel, wood, gold leaf & paper
42" x 40" x 8"
(107cm x 102cm x 20cm)

 

"Avery" (detail)


close-up on pastel drawing

"Avery" (detail)


close-up of pastel drawing

"Artists Meet, Artists Leave"


pastel, wood, gold leaf & paper
60" x 24" x 24"
(152cm x 61cm x 61cm)

"Artists Meet, Artists Leave"


(detail)


close-up of pastel drawing

"I Think I Got It"


pastel, wood, gold leaf & paper
58" x 42" x 10"
(147cm x 107cm x 25cm)

"I Think I Got It" (detail)


close-up of pastel drawing

Construction of "I Think I Got It"


artist's studio
Lexington, South Carolina

USA