Mechanicsburg, PA (January 4th ) – The Metropolis Collective is pleased to announce the opening reception for “Bigger Bits and Pieces”, a group mixed media exhibit at Trash Art Gallery from 6-10pm on Friday, January 4th, 2013 as well as “Outer Expressions of Inner Mayhem” a solo exhibit of artworks by Nina Isabelle in the collective’s Hole In The Wall Art Gallery. The exhibitions will be on display with artwork for sale at Metropolis Collective through January 29th, 2013.
In the Hole In The Wall Art Gallery
Also this evening at Metropolis Collective is “Outer Expressions Of Inner Mayhem” a solo exhibition of artworks created by Nina Isabelle.
Nina Isabelle is an artist currently residing in Kingston, NY. Nina was raised in rural Pennsylvania, by her mother an artist and her father, an athlete with a street-fighter background. She attended school as any normal child but found her interests far outside of the classroom. Outdoorsy and connected to the landscape she would make pots out of river mud and search for crystals. She spent a good amount of time with her brother hunting rabbits, shooting guns, wrestling, and riding BMX bikes. She spent a lot of time on the trampoline developing aerial and spacial awareness, and imagined one day she would be an astronaut.
She first studied art at Pennsylvania School of Art & Design in Lancaster, PA and later received her BA in Art from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. Not withstanding her experience with the entity of academia, her approach remains instinctual and is skeptical of the cerebral. “In many ways my formal study had a paradoxical effect on my development and instead of imbuing my work with intellect I emerged fluent in nonverbal metaphors, finding a comfortable dialogue with the intangible, the extinct, and the mystical-seeming.”
Recently her interest has turned toward the metaphors of movement and how this translates into various mark-making styles for artists. Her work is multi-disciplinary and includes oil painting, alternative process photography, drawing, printmaking, mixed-media, collage, ceramics, and dance.
Nina’s exhibition will be on display at Metropolis Collective through January 29th.