November 19, 2008

Exhibit continues through January 9

Candace Nicol Exhibit Studies Male Form

Artist Candace Nicol brings her large-scale digital prints of her exhibit, "Postures and Parts: The Male Nude" to Western Nevada College's Gallery in the Bristlecone Building now through January 9. The exhibit is free to the public.

Nicol's work has been described as a fusion between printmaking, painting and digital photography. As a result, the artist's multilayered compositions pose engaging questions to viewers regarding relationships, social identities, and societal issues surrounding the female gaze.

"I chose the male nude as my subject matter in order to break apart my own preconceptions and misgivings about the body," the artist said. "It is an indulgent undertaking but worthwhile in that it is the male body that is the most hidden. Women have been taught to see themselves as something to be viewed. As a result, they have neglected their own claim to gazing at the male body.

"There are elements of digital technology that run through "Postures and Parts." The constant grid suggests a relationship to digital encoding; the squares equating to binary codes--small pixels of information that can be easily converted and moved around."

Nicol currently works out of her studio in Sparks and is a co-founder of the Northern Nevada Printmakers' conspiracy. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and occupies prestigious permanent collections such as the Boise Art Museum, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Rutgers University's Center for Innovative Print and Paper, and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. She has recently been awarded the distinguished Nevada Arts Council 2009 Artist Fellowship and is a Sierra Arts 2008 Artist Grant recipient.

This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Gridded Silhouettes Candace Nicol exhibit  
Gridded SilhouettesCandace Nicol exhibit  
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