Cyle Metzger is an artist and a 2010 grad from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
For me, Cyle Metzger’s work somehow simulates Alice in Wonderland in a minimalistic dimension. With every work you’re given the sense of being too tall, too small, permitted and yet restrained from entering his otherwise impossible spaces. Using simple geometric shapes and muted color palettes, Metzger is able to imply a generic interior without actually making one. “The reoccurring theme of simplicity is intentional and speaks to my interest in exploring how much a composition can be stripped down before it moves from subtle to meaningless” says Metzger.
In some of the works, the artist uses opaque panes of glass (commonly used for shower doors and bathroom windows) to obstruct the view of his sculpture’s interiors (Images #11 & #12). This is to ultimately make you “feel like a voyeur and question whether [you're] allowed to be looking into them or not.” Like Alice, I think I’ll allow my curiosity to get the best of me and peek into as many of Metzger’s little realms as possible.