Opening Reception: 1-4pm Jeff Nachtigall in attendance
Jeff Nachtigall’s mixed media paintings appear on found pieces of wood. Technically, they often resemble graffiti or pop art as aquatic-type plants and plaid-shirt wearing characters emerge from the abstracted backgrounds. However, the subject matter of the paintings extends far beyond the surface and discusses serious issues such as pollution and the destruction of the environment. Nachtigall’s newest paintings explore the unfinished, the unknown, and perhaps even the uncivilized.
He received his B.F.A. from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan in 1993, and completed one year of his master’s degree in printmaking at Illinois State University. In 2003, Nachtigall was also a visiting artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts.