Paradigm Gallery + Studio (Philadelphia, PA) presents Nicomi Nix Turner‘s solo exhibition: “Writhing & Withering”, featuring the beautiful.bizarre 014 featured artist’s most recent body of work. The artworks are going to go live on the gallery’s website at 6pm EDT on Friday, November 18, 2016. In the meantime, the gallery would like to invite us to have a look into her studio as she puts the final touches on her latest series illustrations where she tackles a new technique – finishing her works using beeswax, resin, and oil medium – which gives her work an even more otherworldly feel.
November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Friday, November 18, 2016 | 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays | 12:00 – 6:00 PM
And 7 days a week by appointment: [email protected] | (267)266-0073
746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Fruit has long made its presence in lore and mythology, representing fertility and abundance but also symbolizing evil, dissent, betrayal, gluttony and death.
In Writhing and Withering, the shiny and swollen fruit lives in each of the works as the center protagonist. It is consumed by both the fearless and ignorant alike, worn in defiance or left out to rot with the insects. Out of ritual or gluttony, the consumption of the fruit leaves mortality withering or holds the eater writhing in hallucinatory suspension.
This series marks the death of many of the symbolic devices that have carried through my works – a sacrifice for renewal; walking deeper into the woods and eating the fruit.
About the Artist
Nicomi Nix Turner is an artist based out of Northern California. Creating detailed illustrations that invoke a surreal understanding of the perfection in nature, her works delve into the occult and the connections between alchemy, mythology, decay and birth. Her hyper-detailed illustrations capture the coexistence of life and decay in a bouquet of fungi, personified insects, bones, flesh and
“The pieces I create reflect subject matters pertaining to biological deconstructionism, nature’s legacy, alchemy, fables and counter-religious belief. In an orchestra of hyper-textured saturation, each piece is a cacophony of silent movement and erratic soliloquies.” – Nicomi Nix Turner