1 - 18 February
Join us at the opening of Full Circle at 5.30pm Friday 1st February and you can view the full range of Nicole's artworks here.
“This exhibition explores my ongoing interest in working within parameters or limitations - the idea of blooming where one is planted,” says artist and designer Nicole Law.
“My artistic practice centres around repetitive, meditative drawing and mark-making - work which belies its apparent simplicity to become more than the sum of its parts. By creating with a deliberately restricted colour and material palette, the number of decisions that need to be made in any given piece are minimised - the luxury of no choice.”
Nicole’s style of working within parameters grew out of necessity: as a mother of two small children she had to confine her art making to what was accessible in 10-minute windows, that she could easily pick up and put down again.
“Waiting for a huge uninterrupted stretch of time to explore my deepest creative urges wasn’t an option. ‘Small and often’ became my mantra, and over time, those little 10 and 20-minute windows grew into a substantial body of work. It is the art of the incremental.”
Nicole is well known for her striking white-on-black illustrations. Now, using her same parameters of limited time, black and white palette and humble materials, she has begun to draw on found canvases and objects rescued from op-shops.
“I’m exploring ideas of multiple incarnations and the layering of experience. These objects have all passed through other hands and lives, and I now add to their history by drawing on them with meditative care.”
Nicole’s exhibition title, Full Circle, refers to both the physical form of many of her drawings, with recurring circular motifs; and the journey of pre-loved objects back into circulation.
Join us to celebrate this powerful, meditative exhibition, which opens on Friday 1st February.