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Curated by: Teale Hatheway

431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, California 90014
December 3rd, 2011 - February 4th, 2012
Opening: December 7th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

downtown/east la
Monday-Friday 9:30AM-Midnight; Saturday 6PM-Midnight; Sunday 11AM-4PM
encaustic photography mixed-media painting


Barbara West at the Brewery

620 Moulton Ave #110 . Los Angeles . California . 90031


For Immediate Release

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Nicole Fournier


December 3 – February 4, 2012

Opening Wednesday, December 7, 7 - 10 pm


Barbara West at the Brewery is pleased to present Bough, a series of photo-transfer encaustic paintings by Nicole Fournier. In these pieces, majestic photographs of trees are combined with the ancient practice of painting with tinted wax, called encaustic, to create quiet images steeped in solitude and reflection. Translucent layers of wax lend an ephemeral quality to the ageless subject of trees, creating worshipful, private conversations between subject and audience about inner strength, the passing of time and the cycle of seasons. These art objects bring to mind the reverence of religious alter icons while honoring simply, the integrity of Mother Nature.

Through her art, Nicole Fournier works to examine concepts of growth and awareness, and to promote the preservation of our environment.

Please join us for the opening reception of Bough on December 7, 2011 from 7 – 10 pm.


Barbara West at the Brewery is a series of rotating exhibitions, curated by Teale Hatheway, taking place at Barbara’s, the restaurant/bar hidden in the heart of the Brewery Arts Complex. The Brewery is considered the world’s largest live-work arts complex with an estimated 500 resident and day-use artists representing every field of creation.  Barbara’s provides a welcoming environment for artists, art lovers, musicians, writers and business people to meet, exchange ideas and cut a little loose. As a curatorial project, Barbara West at the Brewery provides a forum for resident and non-resident artists who are actively pursuing creative development. Additional information about Barbara West at the Brewery can be found by visiting us on


Directions: From North Main Street, turn South onto Moulton Avenue. Turn left into the second driveway on the left, onto the Brewery property. Barbara's is the yellow building directly ahead of you with the neon "open" sign. Parking is free.