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).
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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