Lea Nickless: Water & Oil
Jan. 22 – Feb. 20, 2011
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 21, 6-9 pm
The works presented are a meditation on the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. In this series, Lea Nickless floated oil pigment on water to create work oddly reminiscent of NASA satellite imagery of the area focusing on the unseen damage, the loss of microscopic creatures. In another series, portraits of diatoms, the most abundant form of phytoplankton and the foundation of the oceanic food chain, are rendered in white ink on tarpaper.
Image: Lea Nickless, Mississippi Canyon (detail), 2010, Oil pigment on paper, 26 × 20 in., Courtesy of the artist.
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