Installation view of Nicolas Party in Pastels du 16e au 21e siècle: Liotard, Degas, Klee, Scully…, on view at Fondation de l’Hermitage February 2-May 21 ,2018.

Nicolas Party: Pastel

October 10 - December 14, 2019

The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to present a two-floor installation by Nicolas Party, on view October 10-December 14, 2019. The opening reception will be Thursday, October 10, 6-8pm.

Conceived by Party as a unified work of art, FLAG will transform into a progression of faux classical galleries that frame site-specific pastel murals by the artist with historical and contemporary pastel drawings. Inspired by rococo painters Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and Jean-Antoine Watteau, Party’s murals and exhibition design serve as a foil to, and occasional backdrop for, a selection of works by Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757), Mary Cassatt  (1844-1926), Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Louis Fratino (b. 1993), Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Loie Hollowell (b. 1983), Julian Martin (b. 1969), Toyin Ojih Odutola (b. 1985), Chris Ofili (b. 1968), Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (1715-1783), Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920), and Robin F. Williams (b. 1984).

About:

Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne, Switzerland) is an artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium, and New York, NY. Party earned a BA in Fine Art at the Lausanne School of Art, in 2004, and an MA at The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, in 2009. Party’s recent solo exhibitions include Arches, M WOODS, Beijing, China (2018-2019); Magritte Parti, Magritte Museum, Brussels (2018); Nicolas Party: Speakers, Modern Art, Oxford, United Kingdom (2017); Sunrise, Sunset, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2017); among others. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Nightfall; curated by Erika Verzutti, Fernanda Brenner and Milovan Farronato, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels (2019); The Biennial of Painting, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium (2018); SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, Parkett @ Nomad St. Moritz, Samedan, Switzerland (2018); You Remind Me of Someone, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France (2018); Pastels du 16e au 21e siècle, Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland (2018); among others. Party has been the subject of reviews and articles in publications including Artforum, artnet, ArtReview, Artspace, Frieze, Mousse Magazine, novembre, The Wall Street Journal, among others.

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