YELLOW SNOW by Nick Norman

Saturday, December 7th, 6-8pm

Please join us at Picture Room on Saturday, December 7th, for the opening of our new Featured Artist show: “Yellow Snow,” featuring new works by Nick Norman. The opening will be accompanied by a potluck to celebrate!

Exhibition: December 7th- 24th 2019

Winter festivities are a celebration of life and death. However, beyond the surface packaging of Christmas and other seasonal practices, we are celebrating (perhaps mourning) the death of the sun. The duality of this confusion is the guide for this body of work. Drawing inspiration from Christmas, Yule, Chanukah, Mithraism, Paganism, Winter etc. “Yellow Snow” attempts to decode the true "reason for the season" through double entendre and conspiracy theories.

“The flexibility in the meaning of a form, and the flexibility of the use of an object was something else I found myself coming back to over and over again through the making of these ceramic objects. The form of the sun appearing as a yellow snow ball is consistent through many of the pieces. Table top lamps dual function as inkwells that accentuate duality of the light and dark. A spicy nativity scene asks the viewer is this naughty or nice? A decorated chimney bong depicts a scene of good versus evil. The Eucharist (Blood and Body of Christ) are transmuted into Santa's of milk and cookies. Ultimately these works ride and often fall off of the thin line between craft, kitsch and artifact. I hope that people decide to make them part of their own holiday celebration and confuse their much more normal and well adjusted family members.”

Nick Norman is an artist based in Philadelphia. He creates drawings and ceramics informed by personal narratives, humorous observations, and "bad ideas."

Norman's work has been recently shown at OKP store in Tokyo, Japan; High Tide and Kamihira in Philadelphia, PA; Melanie Flood projects in Portland, OR; Harpy Gallery in Rutherford, NJ; and Picture Room and Enorme in NYC. He also recently contributed to the comics anthology Happiness, and is working on a vegan cookbook with IFIAAR.

Picture Room
117 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Soft Scapes: An Artist Talk with Linnéa Gad

Friday, December 13th, 6-8pm

Please join us at Picture Room on Saturday, December 7th, for the opening of our new Featured Artist show: “Yellow Snow,” featuring new works by Nick Norman. The opening will be accompanied by a potluck to celebrate!

Picture Room is excited to host an artist talk lead by Linnéa Gad, in which she will be discussing her practice which involves intaglio printing from a painterly approach.

Gad’s interest in creating painterly prints started after seeing the works of dutch artist Hercules Seghers. His spongy, imaginary, landscape etchings date from the early 1600, making landscapes so complex that they become abstract. They are playful- full of mistakes often printed in different tones on different surfaces; as if he never settled for one image.

Gad was resident at Statens Vaerksteder for Kunst in Copenhagen 2017-2018 where she worked intensely in exploring intaglio techniques also used by Segers, such as aquatint, sugar lift and spitbite. All temporal techniques that are hard to control and therefor filled with exciting and unruly gestures. Using etching techniques to make unique expressions also lead her to print her plates in different tones and not make work that is printed in edition.

Gad's talk at Picture Room will follow her process of using intaglio printing as a painting medium. Using only brushes to etch into her copper plates and layer with aquatint. Gad will show images and talk through techniques that are often hard to grasp just by looking at the finished print. She will also give a short introduction to her multidisciplinary practice, including how intaglio painting is in line with her pursuit in making images and objects that she can’t fully control.

Linnéa Gad, b. 1990, Stockholm, Sweden, is an artist working across painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, performance and installation. She received a BFA with Honours from Parsons The New School, New York, and currently lives and works in Stockholm.

Picture Room
117 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Dreamscaping on a Zeph Dress: Holiday Craft Workshop

Saturday, December 14th, 4-6pm

Please join us for a holiday craft event hosted by artist Renea LaRiviere. This workshop encourages an open mind, to explore fashion design through a 2D perspective. Participants will create one-of-a-kind collaged pieces from found materials and textiles.

Renea LaRiviere is a fashion designer and artist living in New York City. Her clothing line is called Zepherina.

At sister shop Salter House, Brooklyn-based sculptor turned broom-maker, Erin Rouse will lead a first-ever broom-making workshop. She will demo the technique and work with participants to create a Wing broom to take home.

Admission is $25

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Brooklyn, NY 11201
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