Artist: Zoe Nelson
Venue: JDJ, Garrison
Exhibition Title: Body Building
Date: December 1, 2018 – January 20, 2019
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Zoe Nelson’s paintings embody a sense of fluidity. Colors move from highly saturated pigment toward a liminal state, like a crepuscular sky, when all colors converge at once, canceling each other out. Shapes move into and out of recognizability: an abstract form becomes architecture becomes a fragment of a body, shifting from background to foreground.
Zoe Nelson, too, embodies a sense of fluidity. Nelson’s relationship to their gender exists outside of the normative male/female binary. They use the formal language of painting to visually traverse through the feeling of their identity as neither one nor the other, and sometimes both at once.
This is Nelson’s first solo exhibition in greater New York. Their work was recently acquired by the DePaul Museum, Chicago. Nelson (b. 1983, Rhinebeck, NY) received an MFA from Columbia University and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Link: Zoe Nelson at JDJ