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REFLECTIONS IN ART + CULTURE

Nicomi Nix Turner THE DYING THOUGHT at Last Rites Gallery NYC

“The Dying Thought”  Graphite, oil, wax and resin on paper mounted to panel  36” x 48”

Opening July 8th, 2017 at Last Rites Gallery in NYC; Nicomi Nix Turner 's latest solo exhibition “The Dying Thought” features a new series of charcoal drawings which examine symbols of  dominion among Man.

“The Division”  Graphite, oil, wax and resin on paper mounted to panel  20” x 30”
 
“The pieces I create reflect subject matters pertaining to biological deconstructionism, nature’s legacy, alchemy, fables and counter-religious belief. In an orchestra of hyper-textured saturation, each piece is a cacophony of silent movement and erratic soliloquies.”


“Fear & Euphoria”  Graphite, oil, wax and resin on paper mounted to panel  30” x 30”

In modern society, people have become governed by the idea of flags: an overbearing symbol of ownership of people and land. In “The Dying Thought”, archetypes traverse barren dreamscapes, bearing dominion over themselves, their freedoms, their hope and lack thereof. The works touch on the division between Man and communion with warring gods, aiming to validate the figures in moments of freedom and perhaps, finding absolution in that moment: their “dying thought”.


“Forage on the Enemy”  Graphite, oil, wax and resin on paper mounted to panel  30” x 40”


The animals in Turner’s works often represent the human essence-- dogs representing mankind's more brutish behaviors, while moths can dance in and out of consciousness, aloof. They interact with humans included and subtly make gestures or actions in reference to human tendencies usually kept to the self.

“The Fall” Graphite, oil, wax and resin on paper mounted to panel 30” x 30”

    In “The Dying Thought”, Turner’s signature style of drawing has elevated through an introduction of new mediums. Over the years, Turner has built her works in obsessive, meticulous lines of graphite. However, through experimentation, she has discovered a medley of oil, wax and resin mixtures that, combined with graphite, are able to convey precision, but with an ample amount of spontaneity and movement in stillness.

“Police State”  Graphite, oil, wax and resin on paper mounted to panel  20” ⌀

Worship - 20"d  Graphite, Oil, Wax and Resin on paper mounted to wood

Glossolalia - 20"d Graphite, Oil, Wax and Resin on Paper Mounted to Wood

NICOMI NIX TURNER
THE DYING THOUGHT
JUL 8- AUG 12
LAST RITES GALLERY
325 W. 38th St
NYC
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