Hello friends and family!
I am very excited to be working towards my first solo exhibition, titled FIRST CUT, coming this July/August to the Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts in Rockville, MD.
"FIRST CUT is a series of works exploring collage as both medium and metaphor. It refers to the latent potentiality in painting; the earliest stages of process where nothing is static or fixed, and the sense of anticipation surrounding those initial marks or cuts.
FIRST CUT also refers to the part of the process in film editing that establishes the structure and flow of a narrative, where the scenes are roughly organized though open to change.
The works also aim to draw parallels between animation and abstraction—which both simplify, exaggerate, and select from reality—while further emphasizing painting's unique and defining relationship between surface and space.
They include moments of punctuation, sometimes comically loud or abrupt, colliding colors and shapes, and depict a world of continuous convergence, dissipating boundaries, and in celebration of paradox."
More details will be forthcoming, but I am sharing the news here with you first! You can follow my studio progress on all the new work I'll be making these next few months on Instagram @nicolemariemueller. I am working out of a new in-home studio in one of Baltimore's many converted warehouses, and I enjoy sharing my process and our space as it comes together!
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