January 11, 2020 - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
LOCATIONCourt Tree Collective at Industry City
51 35th Street, Building #5, Suite B235,
Brooklyn, 11232, NY, USA
Featured Description (from the owner)
Threads: Paintings by Nicholas Battis opens at new gallery at Industry City, Brooklyn
January 11 - February 2, 2020
Opening reception, January 11, 5 - 7 PM
Court Tree Collective is proud to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based painter Nicholas Battis at our Industry City location.
Nicholas Battis deftly balances spontaneity with an analytical approach in his work. These recent paintings reference our natural world and our technological age of interconnectedness experienced through the Web, social media, and virtual reality.
Art critic and artist Jason Stopa writes in the exhibition catalogue “Nicholas Battis is an artist who defies process and intentionality. Rather, his project seems to be a deliberate effort to preserve the history of incidents, accidents and decisions, in an attempt to make paintings that highlight the creative struggle as an act worthy of consideration itself. His work is a meditation on possible worlds, social networks, and systems of information…His work seeks to present the virtual as the chaotic, sprawling, matrix-like web that it is.”
The title of the exhibition “Threads” refers both to the title of one of the major works in the exhibition, and to the many ‘threads’ of exploration that the artist investigates such as geometry, paint phenomena, and compositions that vacillate between landscape forms and patterns. Lastly, it refers to the structure of the paintings which incorporates overlapping forms, lines, and drips that allude to a woven tapestry, a metaphor for our complex world of information.
Court Tree Collective (www.courttree.com) is located at Industry City, 51 35th Street, Building #5, Suite B235, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
Gallery hours are Thursdays thru Saturday 11AM – 6PM; Sundays 11AM – 5PM