Nicole Collins' practice focuses on the effects of time, accumulation, heat and gravity on visceral materials, primarily through painting. She exploits the dynamic metaphorical possibilities of paint to communicate the fragility and resilience of life on a physical, intellectual and spiritual level. HEAVY: Black Paintings gathers together five large thematically-linked monochromatic paintings for the first time. Made using wax and pigment, these materially dense paintings have been constructed through the act of carving, scraping, peeling, melting and reconstructing the wax, often over layers of jute. They are a manifestation of the artist's almost devotional process of accumulation and excavation over time. The end results are equally imposing, contemplative and mournful. Nicole Collins is represented by General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto.
Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 16 at 11:00 am in ECH 1219
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