prologue no. 1

poster for prologue solo exhibit featuring Nicholas Harper
PROLOGUE, Solo Exhibit by Nicholas Harper

PROLOGUE No. 1 Featuring Nicholas Harper
Runs thru Sept 2nd, 2017

A prologue is a separate introductory section of a literary or musical work. In the context of my paintings, this exhibit represents the start of something, although of what to be exact, I do not know. A few older works (1 to 3 years old) dot the gallery. Intermingled with those pieces are a number of newer paintings (studies really) that represent my intention to explore and invent within my preexisting artistic framework while not being tethered to it.

The mid to late summer of 2017 has been defined by playfulness and curiosity where my work is concerned. Painting with acrylic paint rather than oils has offered me an opportunity to concoct new palettes and visual dramas across the panel allowing texture, layering and brushwork to captivate and elicit emotional responses beyond the subject matter and composition.

Throughout the month of August, this exhibit will invariably change, as new pieces will be added as they are completed, replacing older works.

Prologue No. 1 is, as its definition stipulates, just the beginning.

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