There is a moment when you view Nicole’s paintings in which you are unsure of what you’re looking at; a brief second during which your body is drawn to the fluidity of the paint, a moment during which you don’t recognize the shame of finding yourself inside a lustful image. The feminist in you then fights against this imposed shame and you are wholeheartedly embraced by the image, by the rapturous feeling of being lost, sweating and draped, pressed into the grass. This will be Nicole’s first solo exhibition in Miami and includes, ink studies, small paintings and several large scale works painted with the bristles of a broom.
About Nicole Wittenberg
Nicole Wittenberg lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include Look! New Acquisitions at the Albertina Museum in Vienna; The Female Gaze, Part Two, Cheim & Read, New York, NY; Nice Weather Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA. She was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters John Koch award for best young figurative painter in 2012. Wittenberg teaches Critical Theory at School of Visual Arts in New York and has taught at Bruce High Quality Foundation University and the New York Studio School.