"Runway Runner", Digital Print on Aluminum, 42" x
35" edition of 3
"Chronicles of Beauty,"
4 Times Square,
New York, NY
March 4th, opening reception 6-8pm
through March 25th, 2010
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74 East 79th Street,
New York, NY
Nov. 11th, opening reception 6-8pm
through December 5th, 2009
80 Main Street, Lenox, MA
September 25th, 2009 through
October 27th, 2009
The culmination of a two-year long project, this work engages and draws in the viewer through Nessim’s distinctive avant-garde style. Opulent jewels, bold colors, and classic beauty come together in these collages to make permanent an ethereal moment. Working with a photographer and model Nessim began this work as an extension of her recent large black and white figural works. The opportunity to collaborate and extend her vision resulted in a series of large aluminum prints. Precious and sleek, these works exemplify Nessim’s intensity and ability to render and communicate, appropriating and elevating refined ornamentation.
Respected internationally for her groundbreaking use of the computer in the execution of fine art and illustration, Nessim will be honored September 26, 2009 as the first Artist Laureate of The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA A vital contributor and influential visionary in the art world over the past several decades, Barbara Nessim’s work lies on the cusp of art and illustration. A unique and determined career path has placed Nessim at the forefront of artists traversing these two worlds. Nessim’s artwork is included in the many private and public collections including the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C and the Lund Konsthall, Lund, Sweden among others. Her illustrations have appeared in and on the covers of numerous publications including Time, Rolling Stone and Ms. Magazine.
Written by Sienna Patti of Sienna Gallery