Timothy Paul Myers is known for his large-scale sculptural tableaus and multi-media works that combine everyday objects with a variety of unconventional materials and processes. His work incorporates instantly familiar but discarded objects integral to our daily lives. Using old postcards, household items, furniture, and other abandoned artifacts, Myers stages them in fictional environments, raising questions about the interplay between humans and their possessions.
Stemming from a practice deeply rooted in theater design and industrial fabrication, Myers’ sculptures are bold and immersive: flowers flamboyantly falling into a living room from inside a life-sized fireplace, or a formal indoor table setting under soaring 8-foot trees, with every item hand-wrapped in deep crimson felt. Audacious in scope, Myers’ work is constructed with meticulous attention to detail and painstakingly staged, giving his sculptural environments a tactile energy coupled with a disquieting sense of stasis in time and place, drawing the viewer into a dialogue with familiar items in new settings.
Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Myers is based in Brooklyn, NY. His site-specific sculpture “Alizarin” is currently on view at the Peninsula Hong Kong as part of Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, and will travel to Tokyo next spring. Myers has recently been the focus of articles and interviews in The New York Times and LA Times, among others. His work is widely shown in galleries and museums in the U.S. and internationally, including the permanent collections of Richard Meiers’ One Grand Army Plaza and the entrepreneur Tory Burch.