Nicole Maynard-Sahar, Painting With Intention

Bowery Gallery is proud to present a show of new paintings by Nicole Maynard- Sahar.  The dates of the exhibition are April 25 – May 20, 2017.  It runs concurrently with Ian Tornay’s exhibit.

Nicole Maynard-Sahar is an artist specializing in painting, printmaking, and ceramics.  Her new show, comprised entirely of paintings, underscores her signature strengths of color, use of texture, and references to nature.

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This is what the artist says about her work:  Words are inadequate to describe taste and touch. Musical phrases convey specific meaning as we listen but then we can only speak about them in generalities. Painting is the medium in which I think, through which I feel, and with which I communicate. My work is and is meant to be nonverbal until the moment one must put it into words.

In the formation of this statement, I can say that my paintings communicate visual, sensory, and cognitive phenomena, evoking information gleaned from the natural world. Color, texture, and marks are the vocabulary. I struggle to bend them to match my perceptions. I search for the simplest form that is the essence of what I mean. I manipulate paint to find substance”.

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After being nudged for more, Sahar offered this statement which will resonate  for many of us who have chosen life as an artist:

“Intellectual study with the freedom to get dirty is the beauty of the practice of art making. Painting is a vehicle for self-discovery. It is also an affirmation of my deepest beliefs when doubt creeps in. The beliefs sound lame if I make the effort to explain but are strong and certain when my picture feels complete; truth of some kind stares back at me.

This moment is shared by many. Any true art lover, art maker, or a newbie visiting the MET for the first time will understand that. Art travels wide expanses: from within oneself, across the globe, through time and back again”.

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“I met a seer,

Passing the hues and objects of the world,

The fields of art and learning, pleasure, sense,

To glean eidólons…

Ever the mutable,

Ever materials, changing, crumbling, re-cohering,

Ever the ateliers, the factories divine

Issuing eidólons.”

 

– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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All works are oil on panel, all are “untitled” and all measure 24” x 18”  . you can see more work by the artist on Bowery Gallery website.

 

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530 West 25th St., 4th fl., New York, New York, 10001

Gallery hours are 11am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, please contact the gallery at (646) 230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.org

Painting With Intention:  April 25 – May 20, 2017.

Reception for the Artist is Saturday, April 29, 3-6pm.

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—DIANE DRESCHER

 

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