Category Archives: Exhibits

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.

Evolution 4: Jugle Dogs

NOW SHOWING

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I started painting  Jungle Dogs(Mixed Media on Canvas 36″ x 36″) in Austin in January 2016 and finished it in Tucson in December 2016. It is now showing in Houston.

G SPOT CONTEMPORARY

ARTIST TALK THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23rd 6PM

310 East 9th Street Houston, TX 77007
713.869.4770

12:00-5:00 pm: Friday, Saturday & Sunday / also by appointment

Evolution 4: Encaustic art made w/ pure Peruvian pigments

NOW SHOWING at G SPOT CONTEMPORARY

ARTIST TALK THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23rd 6PM

310 East 9th Street Houston, TX 77007
713.869.4770

12:00-5:00 pm: Friday, Saturday & Sunday / also by appointment

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Evolution 2 Plant Life

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Plant Life 24″ x  24″ mixed media on canvas NOW SHOWING at G SPOT CONTEMPORARY

ARTIST TALK THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23rd 6PM

310 East 9th Street Houston, TX 77007
713.869.4770

12:00-5:00 pm: Friday, Saturday & Sunday / also by appointment

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.