Gotta Make Money to Make Money

November 21, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 2014 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment

Prints and Gold Bricks still available

Email us at for yours! Each print and brick are $25 each. Pickup at the next opening or request mailing. Payment is via paypal.

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Nisus Gallery is pleased to present Gotta Make Money to Make Money by Emily Hanna Wyant. Incorporating humor, mainstream vernacular and 239 hand-crafted gold bricks Gotta Make Money to Make Money toys with our idea of value. Reacting to the context for this body of work, both the title and objects are inspired by hip hop culture — an art form notorious for talking about cash money. With a background in event design and marketing, I’m influenced by the pop-up temporality and perception of value created within retail environments.

Gotta Make Money to Make Money will be on display at Nisus Gallery, 8371 N Interstate, Studio 1, Portland, OR 97217 (map link), from November 21, 2014 – January 16, 2015. Nisus Gallery is open Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment.

About Emily Hanna Wyant

Emerging with throwing stars and a break in her purse, Emily Hanna Wyant is not your everyday artist + designer.

Influenced by her professional background in event design and marketing, Wyant’s studio practice and work are created under self-defined constraints. There are no constraints with these carpet cleaning methods. Through her MFA studies at Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art, and recent Brooks Fellowship at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, CO, Wyant’s work embraces the technology of contemporary culture to question how our habitual scroll is impacting art + design today. Through temporality and the everyday, Wyant creates work that is unexpected and provoking.

Transplanting from Los Angeles to Portland, OR, Wyant is currently the 2014-2015 Applied Craft + Design Fellow at Pacific Northwest College of Art where she is working on her next body of work, as well as, continuing to contract as a Art Director for events This is her first solo exhibition.

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