Lot 16 - Fay Nicolson - The Dance
Pencil, Crayon and Acrylic on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Beth Greenacre
Fay Nicolson (b. 1984, Derby) is an artist based in South East London. Nicolson’s work cuts a dynamic line between performance and painting. Visual works channel the energy of performance and draw out synesthetic connections between sound, movement and image. Nicolson has a long-standing interest in the cross-disciplinary projects of the avant-garde. Historical research fuels experimental studio practice that foregrounds embodiment, staging and play. These concerns are explored within Nicolson’s images but expand beyond the art object’s bounds to include a consideration of how art works are installed and experienced in galleries, theatres and beyond.
BA Fine Art, CSM, UAL, London, 2006
MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London, 2011
Turps Offsite Course, Turps Art School, London, 2022
SPA SONGS, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth, 2019
Sound before Symbol, DKUK, London, 2018
SPA SONGS, Brunel Museum, London, 2018
I Love Your Euclidean Stance, Galileo Flow, Towards, Toronto, CA, 2016
OVER AND OVER PURE FORM, Kunstraum, London, UK, 2016
UN MAKE ME, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, DE, 2015
PLAY SENSE, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK, 2015
A P E L, Almanac Projects, London, UK, 2013
P A R E, West Lane South, London, UK, 2013
WORK WITH MATERIAL, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2013
BAD SIGNS, PLAZA PLAZA, London UK, 2012
Slung over the bones of a collage, 36 Gallery and Gallery North, Newcastle, UK, 2022
STRUCTURES, COSAR HMT, Düsseldorf, DE, 2020
The Immeasurable, Thameside gallery, London, UK, 2019
APARREL, Division of Labour, Manchester, UK, 2018
Say What?, ASC Gallery, London, UK, 2016
UEP, Addaya Centre d'Art Contemporani, Mallorca, ES, 2016
FACE TO FACE: Artists from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, IT, 2016
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
My works take the ancient Greek Play The Bacchae, by Euripides, as a starting point. My drawings expand on themes present within the play; such as violence, euphoria, mass hysteria, and the subversive power of dance.
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