Jonathan Forrest - "Building Blocks of Colour"
Yechel Gagnon - "Midwinter Thaw"
Works from exhibition JEFF NACHTIGALL: Space Invaders
JEFF NACHTIGALL: Space Invaders
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting the artwork of Regina artist Jeff Nachtigall from April 11through to May 4, 2002. Jeff Nachtigall was born and raised in Saskatchewan. 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. Recently Jeff was awarded a project room adjacent to Newzones' booth at Art Miami 2002, which ran from January 4-8, 2002. Jeff Nachtigall will be producing a new body of work for this exhibit. The mixed media pieces will explore themes such as: male right of passage, teenage aggression, disaster and the progression from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. His sources: the screaming graffiti of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Saskatchewan folk painter W.S. Mc Cargar, childhood coloring books, emblems of an adolescent and his pre-occupation with disaster; these all combine to produce works that highlight process away from the male-violence driven paintings of the 1990's. In a recent interview, Robert Enright, editor-at-large of BorderCrossings magazine states "Nachtigall's work shows evidence of art and life playing in equally rich measure". He also goes on to say that "Sometimes the source is clear—'Zorro, G.I. Joe, and the slugs in [Nachtigall's] garden'; at other times obscure—'ephemeral objects, fleeting moment, Number 74'.