“[Capezzuti] has hit on a common denominator in the laundry-drying world while provoking questions about the nature of art. To find all this and humor too is a rare thing.”

–Ellen Wilson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Bipedal Open Heart II,” residential dryer lint, 84″ x 14″ x 17″, January 2021

Cheryl Capezzuti’s sculptures remind us of ancient relics, extinct creatures and past civilizations but on close inspection, they are deeply connected to what it means to be an American. Using dryer lint as the medium, the detritus that is shed from our lives, embedded with tell-tale evidence like tickets, papers clips, transit receipts, Capezzuti’s works are archeologically layered. The sculptures that emerge, monopeds, bipeds or avian, engage us both intellectually and playfully.

“Bipedal Open Heart I,” residential dryer lint, 78″ x 18″ x 14″, February 2021
“Bipedal Open Heart III,” residential dryer lint, 76″ x 18″ x 15″, March 2021
“Bipedal Open Heart IV” 85″ x 27″ x 22″, residential dryer lint, February 2021
“Monopedal X, Masked,” residential dryer lint, 90″ x 15″ x 15″, August 2020
“Monopedal VIII, Masked,” residential dryer lint, 81″ x 14″ x 14″, August 2020
“Monopedal IX, Masked,” residential dryer lint, 89″ x 17″ x 14″, June 2020
“Monopedal VI, Masked,” residential dryer lint, 96″ x 15″ x 15″, July 2020
“Monopedal VII, Masked,” residential dryer lint, 92″ x 15″ x 15″, July 2020
Arabesque I, II and III, residential dryer lint, left to right 44″, 53″ and 43″, December 2020
Arabesque IV an V, residential dryer lint, left to right 36″ and 37″, December 2020
Petite Monopods, residential dryer lint, 30″ – 20″ tall, September 2020
Petite Monopods, residential dryer lint, 24″ to 30″ tall, October 2020
“Hold Still,” residential dryer lint, 26″ x 25″ x 20″, April 2020

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