Gallery 16 is pleased to present Patio Music, a solo exhibition by Bay Area artist Tucker Nichols. This new collection of paintings is a study in mixed feelings depicted through decorative objects—flowers in vases, decorative bushes, garden statuaries and related abstract forms. Many of the works are vibrant storms of energy, while others are somber and sweet. All of them seem to express conflicting emotions: cheerful and sad, serious and funny. A giant bowl of overflowing candies conveys a feeling of overly insistent good times. A bush form appears so tightly wrapped in straps that it can’t breathe. A vase exploding with flowers is just barely contained by the edges of the painting. Taken together, the paintings offer a sense of the possibility—and inherent futility—of art as a tool for expressing what words cannot.
Patio Music includes approximately 30 new works created with discarded house paint on wood panel and framed works on paper. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog of photographs, sculptures and paintings that gives a broader sense of Nichols’s work and his often funny perspective on the world around us.
Exhibition Dates: September 8–October 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 6–9pm
Music by the Prosumer BIG BOX Jazz Combo
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm | Saturday 11am–5pm
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