Quiltsurround - Memphis City Hall
Memphis sculptor Greely Myatt designed his characteristic, patterned metal screens fabricated of cut, recycled street signs with the team of Bounds and Gillespie architects. The sequence of a length of 40 traditionally patterned, metal quilts offers a colorful counterpoint to the structured façade of City Hall, serving as a landmark at the SW corner of City Hall, visible from Main, Front and Adams streets. The work not only offers visual interest but also serves as a fence for City Hall’s mechanical equipment.
About the Artist
Greely Myatt was born and educated in Mississippi. He currently lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is Professor of Art at The University of Memphis. His sculptures and installations have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Europe and Japan.
He has received grants and fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission, The University of Memphis, The University of Georgia, Alternate Roots, Atlanta, and received the Mississippi Arts and Letters Visual Arts Award in 1994. Myatt was an exchange artist to Israel in 1998. In 2009 work from twenty years of living and working in Memphis were exhibited across the city in nine separate venues. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, ArtNews, Sculpture Magazine and in online versions of ArtForum and Juxtapoz Magazine. He is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, and David Lusk Gallery, Memphis.