Berkshire Community College (BCC) welcomes artist Nicole Irene for an exhibit in the Koussevitzky Art Gallery called “Endanger Your Complacency by Tempting the Lumps in the Cosmic Gravy.” The exhibit will be on view Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, October 8. Gallery hours are weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
On Friday, October 1 from 5-7 pm, the artist will host a reception as part of Downtown
Pittsfield Inc.’s First Fridays Artswalk. Light refreshments will be served. The artist
will be actively creating art during the reception, and limited-run prints will be
available for purchase.
Questions or concerns?
According to the artist, the show is a behind-the-scenes look into her process of “creating with the humble yet profound circle shape, which has always enchanted the human mind.” Canvases in various stages of completion will be on view, as well as experimental new works on paper.
I am still formulating the explanation for this entire body of work, but the impetus derives from communication, technology, biology and the cosmos,” Nicole Irene said. She explores “the conceptual properties of circles, patterns and geometry nuanced in religious, historical, cultural and spiritual connotations, as well as in-depth symbol investigations and divine ruminations.”
The Koussevitzky Art Gallery, located in the theatre lobby near the box office, is
open to the public and offers exhibits by professional artists from the United States
and abroad. Several shows are mounted each semester. In addition, student artwork
is exhibited in the Koussevitzky lobby throughout the year.
About the Artist
An art instructor, aspiring poet and mixed media artist, Nicole Irene creates in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. A self-described gem and mineral enthusiast, eclectic solitary and consciousness explorer, she believes in magic and is moved by the beauty of the nocturnal sky, astronomical phenomena, metaphysics and cosmology.
Informed by historical sources as varied as Surrealism, Baroque, Kitsch and Folk Art movements, Nicole Irene’s art addresses such contemporary themes as space exploration, excess, feminism, utility, spirituality and consciousness with a fresh and playful sense of experimentation. She is a practitioner of herbal medicine, an empyreal dreamer and an alchemical philosopher who dwells in a derelict apple orchard surrounded by an extensive collection of houseplants, geological specimens and creature companions. Visit www.NicoleIreneArt.com for more information.