Nancy Agati, Continuum - Royal, 2015
ink, gouache, clay slip, and polymer on paper mounted on panel, 26" x 40"
Nancy Agati, "Continuum - Royal", 2015
"In the Spring of 2014, I was awarded a Tending Space, Art and Meditation Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation. The fellowship was a huge step in my ability to slow down and to approach my work through various forms of making, piecing together or building. This current body of work, entitled Continuum, is a series of works on paper that began during the fellowship period. The drawings/paintings that make up the Continuum series are an extension of a prior series entitled Portico. Both series’ began with a specific set of design elements, which were repeatedly drawn, rotated, and layered to form an image.
My approach was a visual investigation of the repetition of continuous line and pattern with an attempt to embrace the Buddhist concept of ‘not knowing’. It is no surprise that the continuum of shape, pattern and form tends to shift quite a bit from one painting to the next. The placement of shape and repetition of pattern has become a meditative and loosely mathematical technique for exploring seemingly boundless visual possibilities." - Nancy Agati
Nancy Agati holds a BFA from Alfred University, School of Art & Design, NY and an MFA from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited her work widely throughout Philadelphia, nationally, and abroad including solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, and Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC. Nancy Agati was a recipient of a Windows of Opportunity Grant from the Leeway Foundation and has been awarded artist-in-residence placements at the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, Lo Studio dei Nipoti, Calabria, Italy, and Main & Station in Nova Scotia.
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