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Bittersweet Confections to Host Artwork of John Nelson

7 months, 2 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

John Nelson will be the next featured artist at Bittersweet Gallery, located at 111 Jail Alley in Quincy. The exhibition entitled Co-Exist will run from August 15 through September 13, with an opening reception with Chef Michael’s culinary fare and drinks on Friday, August 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Nelson, who graduated with an MFA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, has been working as an artist and living in Quincy for the past 20 years. He came to Quincy with his wife Julie who just retired as Executive Art Director of the Quincy Art Center. “Not many people have noticed John as such an accomplished artist”, states Bittersweet curator Nadine Mitchell, “because he has had to show outside of Quincy to not create a conflict of interest for his wife’s career at the Art Center.” Perhaps now that his wife is retiring, Nelson will start to exhibit locally and continue to “show his feathers”.

Nelson’s work is very postmodern, mixing minimalism with portraiture without constraints to traditional formats. Most of his paintings are acrylic on linen with several layers of thinned out paint and layered images; many times using several panels to create one piece. His paintings explore issues of style, perception, and narrative. Nelson explains, “I am usually interested in comparing ‘this to that’. The impulse is to always have one thing with another - an attempt to have a minimalist composition co exist with subject matter.” What comes together is a compelling and mysterious bridge between human form and geometric landscapes.

Connect to Bittersweet Confections' website at www.ruggedtruffles.com for their hours of operation to view the show until September 13.


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