Light Manufactured is a body of work that explores the material of the manmade. Each artwork features a natural material that is either refined by the human hand or an entirely man-made product; they are then further manipulated by the artist into a cohesive body that showcases the beauty of illumination. Light rope strands wrap, constrict, and tangle in the works to create a glowing magic that highlights textures and colors. When studying these works, you are invited to notice the nuance of light- the way it cascades onto iridescent material, the way it makes rust glow, the way it casts shadows, the way it reflects, and the way it produces heat. Experiencing this body of work will give you various feelings of curiosity, excitement, entanglement and even peace.
Kayla Wewer is a Graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, with a Fine Arts Degree. She graduated with an emphasis in three-dimensional art, as well as utilizing photography and painting. Kayla is a Colorado native, growing up in a small mountain town with beautiful natural views of the Rockies. She moved to Denver at age seventeen to go to school and work full time. After exploring multiple facets of the fine art world, including curation and education, she fell in love with fine art framing. Since that first day, four years ago, she has engrossed herself into the world of framing, learning a wealth of conservation techniques under a master framer and business owner. Kayla has used her new experiences and materials as a custom framer as inspiration for her work.
The exploration of substance, texture, translucence, and the refraction of light drives my current collection of sculptural work. By using light as a dynamic visual element, my work is in conversation with artists like James Turrell and Robert Irwin. I unify my breadth of materials and forms of illumination as a way to bring attention to the engineering, scientific makeup, and refractory qualities of the work. I explore light and color spectrums through a multitude of media, including painting and photography. I am inspired by the way light affects our psychology and perception, capturing and manipulating our concepts of illumination. I find that light, both man-made and natural, are awe inspiring and I strive to capture that same wonder in my work.