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WYSO: Monk and Friar Exhibit
Wyso by nature saw humor in life situations as exhibited in many of his
artworks. So it is with this "Monk and Friar Exhibit". Wyso had two
brothers and a nephew who were monks, and therefore had the deepest
respect for the spiritual and prayerful monastic life as depicted in
many of his other paintings.
However, Wyso with his creativity, originality, and his ability to see
humor in many of his subjects, gives us in these 26 selected pieces of
work a bit of the humor and light side of monks and friars. For
example, we see the be speckled friar at his desk copying a manuscript
receiving light from a candle in a lamp while the light bulb is on the
desk. We have the rotund friar playing hula hoop with a tiny young
girl. We have two bearded monks hand-wrestling, and then two boxing,
yet another two playing chess, another playing a harmonica.
One will walk away from this exhibit with delightful lightness, a bit
of humor, and an appreciation of Wyso's originality.