Nellie King Solomon

Solomon has always been interested by the movement of energy, especially on a large scale, such as ‘where tectonic plates meet and collide’. Solomon says of her work, “I paint on sheets of mylar laid flat on a 9 × 9 foot table. The mylar tilts like a landscape. The topography below the mylar helps generate the composition of each painting. Thick black sweeps and iridescent skim coats are marks made without the scaled imprint of hand or brush. Liquid marks leave evidence of something having happened. Corrosive flecks of soda ash cake like battery acid on the edges of the paint, irridescent Cristalina fills the pools with glitz. The translucent surface of the mylar allows the edges to disappear into the wall. Light penetrates directly through clear pools of medium to the wall beyond. The architecture of the wall is subverted.”

She received her MFA from California College of the Arts and her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has exhibited throughout the United States.

Courtesy of Ochi Gallery


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