Located in the Pacific Islands room of the former Natural History Museum, ‘Subduction’ seeks to illustrate on a basic level the forces that created the pacific islands: continental drift of tectonic plates.
Graem Whyte is a sculptor born and raised in metro Detroit, currently based in Hamtramck, MI. His career started in the field of architecture, later shifted to fine art, and now hybridizes both disciplines. In 2004, Whyte created the one night only weekly art showcase This Week In Art at Motor City Brewing Works which continues to the present. In 2007 Whyte and his wife, Faina Lerman, founded the experimental art venue Popps Packing in Hamtramck. Currently, Whyte is working on Squash House, the conversion of an abandoned house in Detroit into a squash court and community squash garden, has a solo exhibition at Re:View Contemporary (Detroit), and an upcoming show at the Cue Foundation (N.Y.) in March of 2014. His work utilizes a wide array of materials and often combines mythology, architecture, Chewbacca, the landscape, and patterns of mathematics and nature with a wry sense of humor.