Translations: Recent Watercolors & Paintings
The Fischbach Gallery is pleased to present Translations, an exhibition of recent watercolors and paintings by Nancy Hagin, opening 24 May and continuing through 23 June 2007.
In Translations, Hagin beautifully juxtaposes the crispness of exposed sunlight light with the vibrant colors of various “found objects” and textured fabrics displayed in her still lifes. Hagin’s work has increasingly become about the discovery of “found” situations to paint, and Hagin’s storage shelves for still life objects have become a ready source of inspiration.
“I love the way they have looked since I’d reorganized them, a while back, by color or size. Now, when I’m in doubt, I go to the shelves. I try not to rearrange things, but to accept the existing configurations. I’m on the lookout for how items pile up naturally in interesting ways. I am a still life painter who works directly from observation. I’m also a puzzle solver who loves crosswords, anagrams, cryptograms, mystery novels, games of all kinds. When I paint, I like figuring out the puzzle of appearances: why things look the way they do. The more complicated the visual situation, the happier I am.