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Jancar Jones Gallery

Exhibition Detail
NICHOLAS PITTMAN
1031 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012


December 1st, 2012 - January 5th, 2013
Opening: 
December 1st, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Jancar Jones Gallery is extremely satisfied to announce an exhibition of recently made paintings/furnishings by Nicholas Pittman, which is set to occur on December 1, 2012.



Note: These are attempts at "real" paintings!



- Clichés and Taboos!

- Made by the body, for the body!

- Made by the soul, for the soul!

- Made at the home, for the home!



Considerations that are integral to the work (in no particular hierarchy):


Energy Deposits!

Color, and/or Fear of Color!

Current Events!

Reactionary Stances!
Personal Style!

Rhythm!

Tempo!
Love!

Sex!

Balance and tension!

Intentionality!

Honest vs. dishonest mark making!

Generosity and Stinginess!

Duration (how long one is inclined to look (prior to inevitable dismissal))

Tactility, but not too much!

Design, where it begins and where it ends!

Old bad ideas- some but not all of them!

Modernism and the Faux-Mo!

Formalism -- edges and centers -- art as pure visual science!

Professionalism - Practice vs. Practicing!

Repetition and experimentation!

Aesthetic beauty!

Furniture!

Contemporary Spirituality!

Decoration!

Elegance and it's many antonyms!

Sub-objects!

The domestic aspect!

Meaning!

East And West!

Radical and conservative!

Avant-garde traditions!

Simplicity and complexity!

Dualities and Binaries!

Art and fashion!

References!

The hidden orthodoxy of pictorial logic!

Purity, impurity and the Puritan!

Truth!

Frames! 

Craft!

Contemporaneousness!

Freedom!

Tropes!

Presentation!

Nature!

Trends and transcendence!
Translation into jpeg/press release!

Nicholas Pittman was born in Portland, OR, and studied painting with Neil Campbell and Peter Schuyff at Emily Carr in Vancouver BC.  For the past two years he has lived and worked in Los Angeles.  This is his second solo show in the city and first since 2006.  His warmth has been shown at Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland and Blanket Gallery in Vancouver.


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