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Jane Nickels: Ambiguity, Knot Perfect and Aurora Paintings

Jane Nickels exhibit

Left: Yellow, Knot Perfect I, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"

Right: Red, Knot Perfect III, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"

Sept. 5, 2016 - Nov. 27, 2016

Concourse C, Across from Gates 10 and 13

Jane Nickels grew up in Europe, the USA and Asia, attending high school at the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Singapore. It was at UWCSEA with classmates of 52 nationalities that her personal identity as an artist was formed. Inspired by international experiences, she chooses to use pattern and color presented in a non-figurative format to create art which speaks to a universal aesthetic. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Ind. Jane is a resident of Knoxville, Tenn.

Ambiguity, Knot Perfect and Aurora Paintings
In the human condition, we are elevated by the celebration of the individual’s unique perspective of existence. We are drawn to make sense of our personal reality both intellectually and visually. Seeing patterns and discovering relationships helps us to decode the chaos. Pattern and color presented in a nonfigurative format attempts to filter out cultural bias and the visual experience of region, religion and politics. The timeless and universal patterns found in nature and human expression are deconstructed and reformed. Movement created with pattern and color relationships are a reflection of shifts in our global society. This collection illustrates Nickels’ exploration of beauty, visual reality and a balance between order and chaos.

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