Featuring works by Nicole Duennebier
Exhibition Reception on May 23rd, 10pm
Open for Cambridge Open Studios: May 18th-19th
In a deep dark atmosphere subjects coexist, or parasitically live with one another in painted harmony. Cells of golden wash, hair of molded remains bloom and spill all over the picture plane. A grotesque subject is articulated in high detail and quality comparable to Dutch still life painters. It’s a fascinating beauty, and “Bright Beast” will place the viewer right in the midst of it.
“In my painting I want to create the 'inexplicably overwhelming’”, says Duennebier. “The depiction of the growing mass is my best archetype for this experience.”
Much of Nicole’s work derives from research of coastal ecosystems. In 2006 she was awarded the Monhegan Island Artists Residency in Maine. There, she cemented much of her interests, and her paintings today are indicative of a fascination for cross sectioned tissues and organic life in constant motion.
For former Maine native Nicole Duennebier, this will be her first solo show in Boston. The “Bright Beast” reception will be held at The Lilypad, May 23rd, 10pm. Duennebier will also be The Lilypad’s featured artist for Cambridge Open Studios the weekend of the 18th-19th. The show will feature a range of lush paintings from the Boston-based artist, whose work will carry you through glowing life forms reproducing in unseen worlds.