“The Sky Hides The Night Behind It,” an exhibition of small collages and large-scale, collage-based prints on aluminum and fabric by artist Timothy Nolan, is on view in the Hunter Gallery at the Drury and Grosvenor Center for the Arts at St. George’s School from Feb. 3, 2016 – March 10, 2017.
A reception with the artist, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, from 6–7 p.m. St. George’s Sonic Wallpaper Jazz Combo will entertain the reception guests with a musical performance.
All of the work in “The Sky Hides the Night Behind It” starts with handmade collages, combining photography of unique geological terrain, outdated scientific graphics, and Art Deco patterns. These are scanned, digitally and manually marked, cut, and re-collaged. The larger works are then printed on aluminum or fabric. The results marry Nolan’s interest in abstract painting and Pop Art with a fascination for quantum mechanics and astrophysics. The work alludes to natural phenomena and the intersection of culture and nature. He invites viewers to consider themes of ecosystems in transition and our quest for discovery beyond the visible realm.
Timothy Nolan holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, studied at Art Students’ League in New York City and earned an M.F.A. from Queens College, CUNY, New York. Nolan grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Since the 1990s, Timothy Nolan has exhibited extensively with galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Europe. Museum shows include the Portland Museum of Art in Oregon, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona, the University Art Museum at California State Long Beach, the Weatherspoon Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California. In addition to CCI and Durfee Foundation ARC Grants, the COLA Fellowship Grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in 2008, and a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2001, he has received residency fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, The Ucross Foundation, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Stichting Kaus Australis in Rotterdam.
To learn more about the artist and his work, please visit: http://www.timothynolan.com
The Hunter Gallery is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday.