Nicola Tyson

January 14 - February 11, 2006

537 W 22nd Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 6-8 pm

IMAGINATION I hold to be the living Power and prime Agent of all human Perception...A repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition of new works by Nicola Tyson. The exhibition will be comprised of twelve paintings.

In this body of work, Nicola Tyson explores the role of imagination and the unconscious, in the act of making the considered, contemporary painterly statement. Taking a slight step back from her usually very singular and solipsistic process, Tyson ponders artistic identity: the traditionally 'Romantic' idea of the artist, the painter, must be experienced as something of a lived fiction in contemporary culture.

In this body of work, Nicola Tyson explores the role of imagination and the unconscious, in the act of making the considered, contemporary painterly statement. Taking a slight step back from her usually very singular and solipsistic process, Tyson ponders artistic identity: the traditionally 'Romantic' idea of the artist, the painter, must be experienced as something of a lived fiction in contemporary culture.

Yet the images, both matter of fact and enigmatic, carry a psychological weight that defies easy categorization throwing the viewer back onto the constructions of their own unconscious.

Nicola Tyson lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has been the subject of a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Zurich. Her work is included in the collections of the Tate Gallery, London, Museum of Modern Art, New York, SF MOMA, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

This will be Nicola Tyson's sixth solo exhibition with Friedrich Petzel Gallery. The exhibition will open January 14, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. and will be on view through February 11. For further information, please contact the gallery at info@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.


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    Nicola Tyson
    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
    2006
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    Nicola Tyson
    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
    2006
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    Nicola Tyson
    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
    2006
  • 4 / 14
    Landscape With Two Animals
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    48 x 58 inches
  • 5 / 14
    Stars And Waves
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    80 x 60 inches
  • 6 / 14
    Arm in Arm
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    70 x 54 inches
  • 7 / 14
    Nude
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    70 x 54 inches
  • 8 / 14
    Full Length
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    70 x 54 inches
  • 9 / 14
    Self-portrait: Signature Piece
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    70 x 54 inches
  • 10 / 14
    Pointers
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    70 x 54 inches
  • 11 / 14
    Bearded Artist
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    58 x 48 inches
  • 12 / 14
    Twist
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    58 x 46 inches
  • 13 / 14
    Head On
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    58 x 46 inches
  • 14 / 14
    Landscape Contemplating Itself
    2005
    Oil and charcoal on linen
    48 x 58 inches
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The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Nicola Tyson, at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, March 15 - April 19, 1997

The publication contains the essay "Figure (from the) ground up" by Terry R. Myers

Published by Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

© 1997 Nicola Tyson and Friedrich Petzel Gallery