[Online Exhibition] Nicolas Party: Canopy
901 East 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
May 07, 12 AM - 12 AM — ends Jun 20, 2020
This exhibition follows Party’s recent, acclaimed ‘Sottobosco,’ which opened at the gallery’s Los Angeles space this past February. In contrast to the lush paintings and sculptures that created an atmosphere of a dense, richly alive forest floor, the works in ‘Canopy’ find Party looking upward to an alternative natural space – to the canopy of treetops – where light and air expand. His new series of 11 atmospheric landscapes, all created by the artist while quarantined in upstate New York, embrace watercolor’s intimacy, fluidity, and animate qualities. Here, Party resynthesizes the genre of landscape painting, expressly drawing inspiration from the original use of watercolor in landscapes by Charles Burchfield, George Grosz, Georgia O'Keeffe, and William Turner.