Zoe Nelson at JDJ (Contemporary Art Daily)

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Artist: Zoe Nelson

Venue: JDJ, Garrison

Exhibition Title: Body Building

Date: December 1, 2018 – January 20, 2019

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of JDJ, Garrison

Press Release:

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

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