Nolan Haan: The Futility of Envy
February 13 – March 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, March 24, 6:30 pm
Nolan Haan is a portrait artist. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Western Samoa, Haan taught himself to paint by doing portraits of the local villagers. After a decade, he returned to America and painted portraits of ducks for eight years. Currently he paints portraits of concrete blocks and cinder block walls in acrylic on silk.
The Futility of Envy is an installation of nine paintings of cinder block walls that want to be something they’re not. A cinder block wall wanting to be stone. Another longing to be a window. Not satisfied with being dense concrete, others want to be delicate lace or a draped curtain. One simply wants to be touched. Alas, the futility of envy.
Nolan Haan Artist Talk
Thursday, March 24, 6:30 pm
Nolan Haan will delve into his artistic evolution and practice from his early Peace Corps days to his current Cinder Block Wall series. Free with gallery admission.
Image: Nolan Haan, A cinder block wall that wants to be lace, 2015, Acrylic on silk, mounted on hardboard panel, 72 × 48 in.
Nolan Haan: The Futility of Envy is funded in part by a grant from the Gay and Lesbian Broward Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.