Bluefin tuna swirls in the depths of the ocean and whistle-blowers and
daydreamers share wine. A gang of Kimono-clad women prepare for an
event. Another group mingle at an oyster bar… in the Jungle?? What is
the connection between Stacey Nichol’s curious scenarios, each a moment
captured in time? Like film stills across genres, unexpected elements in
each painting propel the story forward, though we’re not sure exactly
where we will end up. Nichol doesn’t want to tell you about her work.
Instead, she strives to create mystery within the narratives of her
paintings, and prefers the viewer to bring their unique perspective to
extract meaning from these suspended realities.
is a self-taught artist from New Brunswick and this is her first solo
exhibition. Her over-sized works are bold in colour and reveal technical
mastery in light, tone and brushwork.