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Rosamund Felsen Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Letting Go
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. Building B-4
Santa Monica, CA 90404


January 5th, 2013 - February 2nd, 2013
Opening: 
January 5th, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
, Patrick NickellPatrick Nickell
© Photo credit: Grant Mudford
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Rosamund Felsen Gallery presents the fourth solo show of new sculptural work by Patrick Nickell. The exhibition  “Letting Go” is comprised of color saturated large tabletop sculptures in which Nickell loosens his tight hold on strict  abstraction and allows his figurative tendencies to emerge creating a new body of work steeped in fantasy. Nickell  continues his exploration of spontaneous line, deviating from the curved flowing forms of his previous sculptures, by  abruptly bursting the plaster sculptures at their ends. This exposure of tangled wire and burlap gives way to  distinguishable forms: a falling figure, raised fists, protruding tongue. These forms are perhaps the explicit  manifestation of the artist’s struggle to find his voice outside the realm of implicit abstraction.

Patrick Nickell is a Los Angeles-based artist. His work is included in, but not limited to, the public collections of the  Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Berkeley Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara Museum  of Art, CA; and in Los Angeles at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art  (LACMA) and the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery at California State University. Nickell is also Associate Professor of  Design Foundation at Woodbury University in the School of Media, Culture and Design, Los Angeles. In 2011 he was  awarded the Faculty Development Grant at Otis College of Art and Design.


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