FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CJ Nye at the George Bruce Library – NYPL
Through April 15th, 2011
George Bruce Library – NYPL
518 West 125 Street (between Amsterdam & Broadway)
Mon & Wed: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tues & Thurs: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Subway: 1, A, B, C, D to 125th Street
Cathartic, drenched in tongue-in-cheek symbolism, and drawing on the lusciousness and precision of decorative genre with an ab-ex abandon, CJ Nye’s paintings makes use of color, fluidity, energy, juxtaposition, transparency, and control to suss out the emotional layers of my own experiences and tie them to the larger context of humanity through common allegorical frameworks.
Continuing from earlier explorations in modular sets of paintings, CJ’s recent work pushes the boundaries of traditional composition. Diptychs, triptychs, and quadtychs are worked and may be installed in every parallel or aligned arrangement, each revealing a unique anthropomorphic narrative.
CJ Nye would like to thank the George Bruce branch of the NYPL for providing exhibition space, allowing her to realize her goal of demonstrating that, with community support, paintings can be a viable, and vital, component of Public Art.