Nikki Woods at HEDGE
HEDGE Gallery is proud to present its first solo exhibition with established Cleveland artist Nikki Woods, opening September 15, 5 to 9pm.
Since her last exhibit at the Gallery in the summer of 2015, Nikki Woods’ artistic style and use of medium have evolved to reflect her commentary on current political and sociological issues, but her undying love for paint continues to shine.
Her upcoming exhibition, Regrets Only, will include recent paintings as well as porcelain objects and a multimedia installation. The title, both literal and ambiguous, refers to requests listed on invitations and the feeling of loss or disappointment, conjuring paradoxical tensions in the work. Tensions between image and form, materiality and space, artifice and truth, merge together to bring forth a feeling or energy that resonates.
Nikki’s new work is also a commentary on our society’s ultra-glamorous lifestyles and the false impressions they make on the everyday person. Her painting Manhattan Triplex is derived from an image of Donald Trump’s 1985 living room, gaudy yet enticing with its golden candelabra and overflowing bowls of lavish flowers. The setting is an example of the conflicting emotions that exist in our society, and the tensions that are created in a place where things can and cannot exist simultaneously.
Nikki states, “The objects and scenes I choose to paint are not representative of real space, but are the imagined narrative in which we wish to appear. These imagined spaces are often wrought with conflict—beautiful, tragic, and strange all at once.”
Regrets Only will be on view through November 3, 2017. David King and Dante Rodriguez will be exhibiting their paintings, prints and drawings November 17 through January 5, 2018.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 11am to 5pm, evenings and weekends by appointment. Hours every Third Friday: 11am to 9pm.
NIKKI WOODS: REGRETS ONLY | SEPTEMBER 15 – NOVEMBER 3
DAVID KING AND DANTE RODRIGUEZ: NEW WORK | NOVEMBER 17 – JANUARY 5, 2018
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