Nye - Facet

Facet

2019

oil on canvas

68 x 48 inches

Nye - Strategy

Strategy

2019

oil on canvas

67 x 68 inches

Nye - All In Your Head

It's All in Your Head

2019

collage on paper

34 x 25.5 inches framed

Nye - Country Rock

Country Rock

2019

oil on canvas

67.75 x 55.25 inches

Nye - Viking Tides

Viking Tides

2019

oil on canvas

65.5 x 45.5 inches

Nye- 8 Down

8-Down

2019

collage

27 x 21.5 inches framed

Nye - Tux

Tux

2019

oil on canvas

76 x 62.5 inches

Nye - General Admission

Axis / General Admission

2019

oil on canvas

53.5 x 70.5 inches

Nye - Lodestar

Lodestar

2019

oil on canvas

52.5 x 73.75 inches

Nye - Pool

Pool

2019

oil on canvas

49.5 x 52.5 inches

Nye - Ways

Ways

2019

oil on canvas

57 x 48 inches

Nye - Encore

Encore

2018

oil and charcoal on canvas

45 x 68 inches

Press Release

For the month of July, the gallery is pleased to present Tack by visual artist Whitney Nye. Nye’s new paintings and mixed media works are informed by her perception of the rhythmic patterns, sensations, hues, and textures of the natural world. Nye’s examination of her surrounding environment is brought to the forefront with the use of repetitive shapes, overlapping textures, and color, which are dominant features of Nye’s artistic aesthetic. As an observer, one’s senses are regularly at play—the eyes are constantly in motion, absorbing the relationships between pattern, color, and shape. In a recent article about the artist’s work, Nye notes that “My artwork is germinated by my senses. I seek, gather, ferment, distill, and then present. I move through places temporally and ethereally, consciously and unconsciously, absorbing like a sponge.”

Whitney Nye explores composition through gesture and the intersection of texture and color, creating paintings that suggest movement and light. For Nye, art is about creating new pathways while honoring the past. Her tradition of incorporating pattern and collage echoes within works filled with motion, rhythm, and energy. She explores the rhythms and pauses of our natural world, the processes of entropy and renewal.