Week 2: Relational Asthetics (Artist Interview)

Artist interview: For this week I decided to take a look at a piece by Nichole Speciale in collaboration with Curt Miller. Curt was not on the glamfa website but I did manage to find Nichole’s website. This shot passage from her website describes her work: Nichole Speciale spent the majority of her academic life working part-time in preservation and conservation departments, while developing herself as an artist. The work she produces is a direct result of a conservation mindset– to question an object’s structural integrity in order to make a decision that will ensure its longevity. This way of thinking arises, in her endeavor to push painting past the bounds of its two-dimensional illusory surface by using materials that break this plane. Within these structural queries, she is also exploring the ideas of internal reflection, mimicry, and constellation as it functions restricted to the face of a painting or drawing. 

Nichole’s website: http://nicholelizspeciale.com/home.htmlphoto 1

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