“[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
Cheryl Capezzuti creates works that remind us of ancient relics, extinct creatures, and past civilizations but on close inspection are deeply connected to what it feels like and means to be an American
right now. Using dryer lint as the medium, the fibers and debris shed from our lives and typically discarded without thought, the sculptures are archeologically layered and open to personal interpretation. Embedded with tell-tale evidence of daily lives such as ticket stubs, papers clips, pet hair and bandages, the work engages the viewer intellectually, emotionally, and playfully. Imagine them in reflective spaces, instigating conversation and allowing us to feel this moment in time.