Key Projects is pleased to present Close Proximity, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Brooke Nixon and Nancy White. The exhibition will include new acrylic paintings on wood panels and paper and will be on view from September 10 - September 25, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 10th from 3 - 5 pm.
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage “there are degrees of proximity, and close proximity simply emphasizes the closeness.” Brooke Nixon’s and Nancy White’s closeness lies in the use of geometry, in the tight organization of space and in interlocking planes of color - in structure. Where that closeness deviates is in their use of color.
Nixon’s color is intense with vibrant hues capturing the ever changing seasonal temper of her natural environment. White’s color is muted and close in value inviting us into a flat space, which immediately folds into unexpected depths.
About the artists:
Brooke Nixon lives and works in Brunswick, Maine. She received her B.F.A in Painting with Honors from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and her B.A. in Religion from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions in Maine, most recently at the ICON Gallery in Brunswick. She has exhibited as well at the Curator Gallery and at Key Projects in New York.
Nancy White’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally with solo shows at Jancar Jones Gallery San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA; A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY. A few of the group exhibitions her work has been included in are: Margaret Tedesco’s 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco, CA; the UC Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA; the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO; ParisConcret, Paris, France; the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA. She was awarded a residency at Jentel, Sheridan WY and has twice attended the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest IL. Most recently she was invited to the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT. Nancy White lives and works in San Francisco, CA. She is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Tufts University, Medford, MA.