Category Archives: CLOUD SHOW

PRIDE POP-UP at TINY TOWN GALLERY Sept 29th and 30th

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I’ll be showing at Tiny Town Gallery* 408 N. 4th Ave. during Tucson Pride’s 40th Anniversary celebration (Pride on Parade on 4th Ave. starting at 7pm on Friday, Pride in the Park at Reid Park from noon to 9pm on Sunday).

PLEASE JOIN ME FOR A RECEPTION AT TINY TOWN ON SATURDAY FROM 5:30PM to 7PM

I will be donating 10% of my sales to The Montrose Center’s HURRICANE HARVEY LGBTQ DISASTER RELIEF FUND. To donate directly go to https://my.reason2race.com/DNicol/HurricaneHarveyLGBTQDisasterReliefFund2017

* Tiny Town Surplus and Gallery will be open from noon to 9pm Fri. And Sat.

I make joyful 2D and installation art to counter cruelty in the world. My paintings, installations, and encaustics, assert that, even at this time, the ideals of tenderness and compassion serve as the foundation of a prosperous society. My work transcends boundaries between critical ideas and lighthearted forms. My intention is to create a fearless environment to contemplate politically charged imagery– guns, rainbows, plant life and reproductive organs that can be read as male, female, or both. I hope that experiencing familiar impulses in unexpected surroundings will educate our emotions and influence a comprehensive reconsideration of how we see ourselves, each other and the world.

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PULSE

I’ll be going LIVE TODAY
between 6 PM – 9 PM CST
During my artist talk at G Gallery

Please join me LIVE ONLINE from facebook and instagram during  my artist talk this Thursday February 23rd. I’ll be at the gallery between 6pm and 9pm and will be going live to share some of the talk or/and give a brief virtual tour.

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Mixed Media on Canvas
48” x 48”
2016

The Last Secret Cloud a collaboration w/ Joseph Mark Hanson

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The Last Secret Cloud a 44” x 35” x 4.5” Neon and Mixed Media on Pine
2016
Joseph Mark Hanson and I worked together throughout 2016. The photos were taken at his studio in Phoenix, my studio in Tucson, at Cook and Company Sign Makers in Tucson and finally G Spot Contemporary in Houston, Texas. It will be on view through February 28th. Please join me for an artist talk this Thursday February 23rd. I’ll be at the gallery between 6pm and 9pm and will be going live from facebook and instagram to share some of the talk or/and give a brief virtual tour.
The Gallery located at 310 East 9th Street, 77007, is open Friday – Sunday from 12pm – 5pm and also by appointment.

PINK CLOUD


12″ X 12″ Mixed media on canvas, 2016

G SPOT CONTEMPORARY FEBRUARY 2017

NOW SHOWING IN HOUSTON TEXAS FEBRUARY 2017

The Gallery located at 310 East 9th Street, 77007, is open Friday – Sunday from 12pm – 5pm and also by appointment.

ARTIST TALK FEBRUARY 23rd 6pm – 9pm

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SOLO SHOWING OF NEW WORK AT G SPOT CONTEMPORARY IN HOUSTON TEXAS FEBRUARY 2017

The Gallery located at 310 East 9th Street, 77007, is open Friday – Sunday from 12pm – 5pm and also by appointment.

ARTIST TALK FEBRUARY 23rd 6pm – 9pm

Inquires: Wayne Gilbert 713.822.4842

These paintings, installations, and encaustics convey a colorful world seemingly untouched by the upheavals of ruin, bigotry, evil, violence, and fear, but are, in fact, a penetrating and personal view of this moment in our American life. They assert that, even at this time, the ideals of tenderness and compassion serve as the foundation of a prosperous society.You could say that I want to challenge perceptions, beginning with the idea of a fixed self, gender, body, or ontology, including the perception that delight and tenderness are not part of a discourse of political protest and protection.

With a preference for motes of pure pigment, pencilled lines, metallic, neon, and iridescent color, I’ve developed a personal iconography. By presenting tangibly politicized objects and images in pacific settings— guns, rainbows, clouds, triangles, plant life and male/female reproductive organs— these works skirt the lines of representation and abstraction to create a vantage from which to view violence and prejudice.

I employed lines of graphite and loose constellations of shapes, favoring day-glow and translucent paint. I mixed pure pigments with water or encaustic medium or applied them directly to create celestial compositions of colors. Throughout the year, my work became simplified. I let myself go, scattering handfuls of pleasures across surfaces. It has been liberating to let particles of pigment direct the topography of the resulting work.

I’ve also explored the whimsical possibilities of installations, joining materials from the cultures of construction, craft, and play to create hanging sculptures. These immersive forms reveal the armature of their own making and invite us inside to question our expectations about reality.

I hope that experiencing familiar impulses in new surroundings will educate our emotions and influence a comprehensive reconsideration of how we treat the world, each other, and ourselves.

Cover image: PULSE 36″X36″ mixed media on canvas.

I HEART NYC

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ART FOOD VIEWS

In Order of Appearance Index

ART   1.Keith Sonnier 2.Jonathan Borofsky 3. Chris Doyle at Andrew Edlin Gallery 4.Prada SOHO 5.Dan Flavin at 101 Spring St. 6.Roy Hargrove Quintet at The Blue Note 7.Oscar Bony 8&9.MOCA Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960–1980, Artisits- you tell me… 10.MOMA Sculpture Garden, artist- you tell me… 11.Juan Downey 12.Joan Miró 13.Barbara Rossi 14.Geta Brătescu 15.Robert Janitz at Teamgallery

FOOD   1.Marta Manhattan 2.Friend of a Farmer 3.MAMO NYC 4.Hudson Clearwater 5.The Dutch 6.Sarabeth’s Tribeca 7.The Greek NYC 8.Santina (for dinner and breakfast the next day) 8.Indochine 9.Joe’s Pizza on Carmine 10.I didn’t take any photos but The Shake Shack in Brooklyn

VIEWS   1.Manhattan 2.Central Park 3.Washington Square Park 4.Kimpton 70 Park 5.The New Whitney 6.The Highline 7.Reunion Goods&Services 32 Avenue of the Americas 8.Greenwich Village 9.Prada 10.SOHO 11.Downtown 12.Brooklyn Bridge 13.Brooklyn Hights 14.NYC Subway 15.MOMA 16.Chelsea Market 17.West Side Riverwalk Sunset 18.Uptown 19.Central Park 20.Washington Square Park 21.Fountain at 6th Ave and Carmine 22.Hotel Hugo

TRICKHOUSE LIVE at Casa Libre celebrates: at the intersection of 3, THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!

Jill Darling, Hannah Ensor, and Laura Wetherington will be reading from at the intersection of 3. They have chosen my painting NINE CIRCLES MAKE A RAINBOW AND A TARGET  for the cover.dYpnpfXyM67KhyWeThis is a very special event – a chapbook pre-release reading and celebration! These 3 put their very smart (and equally charming) brains together and made a thing and now we get to experience the wonder of it!

Saturday, April 12
7-9 p.m.
$5 Suggested Donation

Trickhouse Live is an integrative arts series that brings together people working with words, images, sounds, videos, and performances. The series serves as a venue for visiting artists to interact with local artists and for the borders between genres and media to be permeable. Trickhouse Live is a physical world extension of the online cross-genre arts journal, Trickhouse.org, which is based in Tucson.