Opening reception Friday, January 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Actual Contemporary, 300 Ross Avenue, Winnipeg, Man.
From Actual Contemporary:
“Nickel’s work advances her investigations of natural forms pitted against artificial construction and surfaces separated from and reintegrated with forms. The large-scale porcelain sculptures and tile installations negotiate the relationships between the natural and the fabricated, the austere and the embellished, flowing and frozen, hard and soft, two-dimensional and three-dimensional. She has been investigating new and experimental technologies, including fabric-formed mould making, vacuum forming, 3-D printing, and laser marking. Her explorations of these methods have led to a paradigm shift in her practice. Using non-traditional techniques that begin with materials other than clay, but are ultimately translated into porcelain, has changed the way she thinks.”