Gallery221@HCC announces two new exhibitions
Laine Nixon: Becoming Unfinished
May 15 – June 29, 2017
TAMPA, FL – Gallery 221 @Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Laine Nixon, May 15 – June 29, 2017. An exhibition reception and talk are planned for Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5-7PM.
Viewing the artwork of Laine Nixon can be a transcendental experience. Nixon uses acrylic paint, watercolor and gouache on canvas or paper, to produce large, colorful abstract paintings. Her deft hand helps to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects protruding from a flat surface that challenge the viewer’s perception and alter the senses all the while providing a pleasing aesthetic experience. The artist has stated, “Seeking to understand and recreate the combined experience of optical beauty and physical well-being, I develop paintings that embody the intersection between visual perception and the physical object – or between thought and thing – hoping that if I locate this space I might be afforded insight into the power of such experiences.”
Laine Nixon is a visual artist based in Sarasota, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her work has been shown at Ringling Underground, Selby Gallery, and [blank] slate gallery, among other spaces. In 2015, Nixon’s work was selected for Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 29, and was acquired by RBC Wealth Management. Development of her work has been supported by a residency at The Longboat Key Center for the Arts and a Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Program funded by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Most recently, she was awarded the 2016/2017 John Ringling Towers Fund individual artist grant which includes a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat.
Gallery Reception: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5 -7 p.m.
Image Above: Laine Nixon, Zuhanden 18, 2016, Acrylic and watercolor on
Exhibition Title: Laine Nixon: Becoming Unfinished; Caitlin Albritton: Strips Exhibition Dates: May 15 – June 29, 2017; May 15 – September 1, 2017 Location: Gallery 221@HCC, 2nd floor library, Learning Resources Center, Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa 33614
Gallery Summer Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9a.m. – 4p.m.; Thursday 9a.m. – 7p.m.
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