“Game On” Ceramics by Sylvia Hyman
My grandmother was an avid “gamer”. Were she still alive, she would certainly have the largest spread on Farmville. She could rip through any crossword, anagram, or Sudoku, and she never missed her standing Friday game of MahJong at the Memphis Country Club.
The only game she wouldn’t play was Bridge, which requires a partner. She had little patience for the customary post-hand evaluations that take place. She would say, “it’s just a lot of woulda, shoulda, coulda…”
Nonagenarian Artist Sylvia Hyman’s trompe l’oeil ceramic sculptures are an exercise in play.
Gallery representation: Gallery One
I am crazy about her work and am lucky to have a piece as well. I’m glad the pieces I selected had meaning for you!
Thank you so much for the lovely blog about my mother, Sylvia Hyman. She’s very excited about her upcoming exhibit at Gallery One in Nashville, which I believe will be Sept. 8-Oct. 15 (Cathy Moberg, her friend and associate, can provide more specifics as the time approaches).
It’s so much fun for me to see my grandparents’ photographic image in the trompe l’oeil ceramic sculpture that you’ve shown. My mother has also included some of my novels, including the mystery Danger Music, and a young adult book by Cathy’s daughter Julia Moberg, in another sculpture..
Hi Betsy, I’m Cathy Moberg and I’m a member of CCC, I also had your son Ridley in my Sunday school class whe he was 5 (yikes awhile ago) any way I’m commenting because I have been working with Sylvia with her sculptures for the last 5 years now. She is a neighbor and a dear friend of mine. We are having a show at Galley One in Sept. Come and say hi and meet this amazing, Sylvia. I will send you the details as we get closer to the showing. Love your site how fun!
I saw Sylvia’s exhibit at the Frist Center several years ago, During the tour, Sylvia happened to come into the room and gave an impromptu talk about her work. She has been a force in the Nashville art community for years and her work is amazing.