Sculptor Graem Whyte draws from mythical, cultural and scientific references to fuse fragments of disparate elements together into larger cohesive wholes. Injected with layers of whimsy and humor, Whyte’s mixed media sculptures open a dialogue about the future and how we relate to a world that has been greatly demystified.
In his most recent body of work, Whyte revisits and refi nes elements of his past work in miniature landscapes to invite the mind to dream about the magic and mystery in the world around us—to honor the past, while envisioning a better future.
Graem Whyte has exhibited extensively in the metro Detroit area since 1998. Whyte and wife, artist Faina Lerman, own Popps Packing, a former meat packing plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, which they have renovated into their home, studio space, and an experimental art venue to host seasonal indoor/outdoor installations, exhibitions, and performances. Creator and curator of the weekly art showcase This Week In Art, at Motor City Brewing Works in Midtown Detroit, Whyte has also been involved in collaborations with a number of other American artists including Eddy Sykes and Mitch Cope. He currently works at the College for Creative Studies in the Foundry.