In Fly Your Flag, Patrick Nickell presents his latest exhibition of burlap, wire and plaster sculptures for his latest exhibition with Rosamund Felsen Gallery. Utilizing varying textures and materials, the sculptures engage in notions of the abstract, the figurative, and more specifically, the borders between the two.
Dimensionality and materiality are experimented with as some forms appear heavy, weighty and grounded while others appear agile and in flux. Color and their emotive properties are endowed or withheld with intent as the sculptures also explore a range of emotional states between confidence and vulnerability, while suggestions of narrative elements lend themselves to interpretation.
Playful, imaginative, emotive and contemplative, Fly Your Flag explores of the boundaries between abstraction and figuration, as well as the more personal territory of apprehension, hesitation, strength and resolve; and the interactions which occur when the familiar and the certain confront the unknown and the unexplored.