Veronique Wantz Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of work by local artist Nathanael Flink.
Falling Into Place opens on January 27, 2024 and features a group of new mixed media and textile works by the artist. Of this new body of work, Flink remarks that he “employs strategies of formal assemblage to evoke associations of mood and light.”
Utilizing textile collage, the artist cuts apart cloth into assorted fragments that he has previously transformed from skillfully manipulating various dyes and coloration. He then arranges and sews together the cloth pieces, forming dynamic compositions that are stretched onto wall-based supports. Sometimes bucolic, meditative or brash, the artist compares these works to analogies of life relationships. Both intimate and visceral, the soft and bold hues interplay together and suggest unexpected narratives and nostalgia, conjured through the stitching together of shape, texture and surface.
About the Artist:
Nathanael Flink (b. 1972) is an artist based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1994. He has been a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant. Recent solo exhibitions include: Uff da Gestalt, Soo Visual Arts, Minneapolis; The Distance Between, Gallery B, St. Paul; and a solo exhibition at the Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN. Recent group exhibitions include: Gathered Together, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, TN; Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Gala, Ojai, CA; Hybridity, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; Pr0file, Foley Gallery, New York City; and Athens Open Art, Art Number 23, Athens, Greece. Flink’s work is held in private collections in North America and Asia. He currently works in St. Paul.
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