May 19, 2014
Fossi Announces “Point of Divergence” Exhibition at Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local artist Nicole Fossi of Washington, D.C. announced today the opening of her new exhibition “Point of Divergence” at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park on June 7th, 2014.
The exhibition, showcasing her new paintings completed in the past year, will be on view on Saturday, June 7th from 12-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 8th from 12-5 p.m. Admission is free. The opening reception with the artist is Saturday June 7th from 6-8 p.m.
Fossi’s “Point of Divergence” unveils a collection of works the artist has completed since graduating from Bowdoin College and returning to her hometown of Washington D.C. to pursue her art career. Over the past year she has worked to create a portfolio of acrylic and oil painted works on canvas. The pieces range from fantastical representation to abstraction, and often feature a melding of the figure with abstraction or bold pattern.
Fossi said of her work: “Complete representation alone is rarely my goal, but pattern or atmosphere mixed with familiar representation of form is often integral to my pieces; ranging from intuitive outlines to depth and tightness depending on the painting.”
Growing up in New Orleans andWashington D.C. and then attending Bowdoin College in Maine, where she studied Art History and Visual Arts, provided alternative points of view for the artist, each of which plays a role in her work.
“Maine provided an intriguing contrast to the city life I was used to, and I think that my artistic exploration of the relationship between humans and their environment benefits from several different perspectives.” she said.
Place is only one part of the equation for Fossi, however, who cites universal themes such as the body, biology, and pattern as driving forces as well.
At the end of last year, Fossi was selected for a solo show at the Modern Times Coffeehouse in D.C. and recently was featured in theBrucennial exhibition in New York City. Additionally, her hand-smithed silver jewelry pieces can be found for sale at The Mediterranean Way in Dupont, Washington D.C.
For more information about the artist and her work, visit:
Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park
In cooperation with the National Park Service