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NURTUREart is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist Siobhan McBride: Never While You’re Sleeping... . McBride’s paint ings expose a visual code of tangible fragments and delusions that kindle s lippery and mercurial memories. Rooms\, furniture\, and landscapes feel fam iliar and strange\, creating places you might end up if you had no particul ar destination in mind. Through scenes that are quotidian and mundane in na ture\, a non-linear story emerges.

The paintings feel cordoned off\, with sound tamped out\, and although there is stillness\, McBride’s compositions threaten to shift and collapse\, elements tenuously and moment arily clinging together. There is a sense of distraction\, a glance into a terrarium\, a particular incidence of leaf litter\, sunlight\, and static. Here and there\, surgical incisions delineate clear\, taped off shapes that feel like they have been transplanted into the painting or could peel away \, leaving a hole in the reality of the image\, infusing the most topically docile with a sense of unease and anxiety.

McBride's work tel ls elusive stories\, fables without discernible lessons. The paintings are\ , in the artist's words\, "...simultaneously\, diagrams for understanding e vents from the past\, and puzzles to decode experiences not yet had." All e lements\, objects\, spaces\, passages of paint have an awareness\, and act as characters\, each with intention and temperament. Every frozen view is a tableau vivant\, everything has the potential to influence anything else\, even emptiness. These competing intentions\, agendas\, factors of attracti on and repulsion\, create tension\, a quiet and communal knowing. They remi nd us of the potential for things to be hidden in plain sight\, that the pa inted image is very much alive and infinitely multiplying.

DTEND:20130308 DTSTAMP:20140418T075207 DTSTART:20130208 GEO:40.7060542;-73.9334513 LOCATION:NURTUREart Gallery\,56 Bogart Street \nBrooklyn \, NY 11206 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Never While You're Sleeping...\, Siobhan McBride UID:255915 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130208T210000 DTSTAMP:20140418T075207 DTSTART:20130208T190000 GEO:40.7060542;-73.9334513 LOCATION:NURTUREart Gallery\,56 Bogart Street \nBrooklyn \, NY 11206 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Never While You're Sleeping...\, Siobhan McBride UID:255916 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR