Time: February 6, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Twelve21 Gallery
Street: 1221C N. Orange Avenue
Website or Map: https://www.twelve21gallery.c…
Event Type: opening, art, exhibition
Organized By: Alya Poplawsky
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2015
A solo exhibition featuring a series of drawings by Virginia-based artist, Nikki Painter.
As a graduate student, Painter was drawn to demolition sites; she was fascinated by forms of deconstruction. Through her drawing studies on-site she realized that like any living being, architectural structures went through a natural life cycle. A structure is created, then it starts to deteriorate via natural causes, it then is demolished, and a new structure is created. Painter illustrates this in her work through the juxtaposition of color and pattern. Grays, blacks, and whites represent a standing architectural structure. As nature starts to encroach, color, organic shapes, and patterns start to filter into the composition representing nature. Painter’s patterning be it checker, diamond, hatching, or repetitive geometric shapes represent the quiet chaos in nature.
Artist expected to be in attendance.
Free and open to the public