While At GlogauAIR I will utilize the time, space, and immersive experience to further explore ideas of intimacy and isolation; material and mark-making; indulgence and constraint surrounding sociability and food. While abroad, babysitting a 9 year old girl named Pearl, I was introduced to an enchanting and tantalizing world of candy shops and toy stores around Europe — and in response, my own fears and tribulations involving the food that aesthetically begs to be enjoyed. Visually, I collected the colors, logos, textures, consistencies, characters, and chaos that now voluminously fill the paintings and sculptures I create.
I am interested in the dichotomy within a plate of food, how a meal can be both nourishing and dangerous, or how an object can appear good enough to eat yet forbidden to be touched. I am experimenting with materials, mediums, and techniques that recreate iconic snack-food brands in consistency and character, utilizing the cakes, candies, and confectioneries I desire and deny myself as an art making material.
With a residency at GlogauAIR I will continue utilizing new materials such as clay, glue, mache, and resin to expand the dimensionality of my work. I am interested in the result of altering the environment of which my work is viewed. What if an exhibition smelled of blueberry scented markers? Or the distinct smell of a waffle cone? Imagine a gallery floor covered in confetti and faux peppermint candies wrapped in cellophane that crunched under a viewer’s shoe. Consider an exhibition setup with tables of maple, bacon donuts slathered in sweet, sticky frosting, bowls of soured candies, fountains of chocolate and Diet Cherry Cola accompanied with a DO NOT TOUCH sign.
In Berlin we make pancakes. Or “crepes” as Pearl calls them — although I don’t believe our batter was thin enough. I’ve just arrived off the long flight to Germany to the home of Lucy and Pearl. An artist mother and an artist child. Their apartment is an eclectic hodgepodge of half finished projects, pastels, cushions, and creations. Lucy is running late, as usual, and Pearl and I are in charge of breakfast. We decide the pancakes would be better with the addition of blue sprinkles. The sugar crystals creating an indigo watercolor within the batter.
The three of us crowd around the tiny enamel table in the narrow kitchenette. Shoving aside a box of this week’s produce — carrots, onions, browning clementines, and eggs surrender to our bounty. The thick stack of fresh hotcakes waft a lovers tune; simple ingredients of egg, flour, and water fib promises of full bellies, full hearts, sustained energy, and success. Pearl shows me how the children in Europe enjoy the thin patisserie – sprinkled with a mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, and a squeeze of lemon. I sip a cup of coffee while they eat; the sugary, carb-loaded, and palatable meal intimidating me. How can a plate of food be both nourishing and dangerous? My cheeks grow red and hot as I watch the syrupy, blue bites pass happy, moist lips.
My paintings are a visual recording of the primal, sensual, and sometimes violent need to be with others. I draw inspiration from moments of intimacy and sociability, moments where I yearn for time to last forever, moments that make me nostalgic for the present. My inspirations include the crowded, cluttered bedroom of a friend’s NYC apartment—a memory that stands in for the crush I would instantaneously form; bowls of fruit in various locations I’ve inhabited; moments spent alone or moments spent with others; touches, sounds, hardnesses, and softnesses; birthdays, breakfasts, and bacon—consumption that is both enjoyed and laden with anxiety.
BFA in Drawing, Summa Cum Laude, Maryland Institute College of Art 2012 Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland.
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
It’s Kind of Pretty…, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD Regular Goods, with Saffronia Downing, Terrault Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Pregame with Juansebastian Serrano, Bookish Baltimore & K-Town Studios, Baltimore, MD 2016 “WIDE EYED” with Dave Eassa, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
IM SO HAPPY Casa Corval, Van Nuys, CA
“ Nicole Dyer and Philip Hinge” The Parking Lot, Baltimore, MD
Butt-Hurt Annex 2E, Baltimore, MD
Implicit Dimensions, The Anderson Gallery at VCU, Richmond, Virginia artBangall, pop-up group show, Hudson, NY Past Tense, SPACEGallery, Portland, ME
Phantom Limb, Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, MD Sad Intention, LVL3, Chicago, IL Sanctuary, Olivet Covenant Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
Summer Bummer House Gallery, Washington, DC
Blushing Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore, MD Yes Please Thank You, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD Show #25: DEAR YOU, Field Projects, New York, NY To The Max Auction, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
Open Mic Night, South of the Tracks, Chicago, IL Get Small 2014, SessionSpace, Oakland, CA Baltimore Array, Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
Making It Out Alive, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Odd Logic, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
Interval: Undergraduate Exhibition, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
‘The Feel of Things’, written by Ryan Syrell, Bmoreart
‘Wide Eyed at Savery Gallery’, written by Julie Chu Cheong, Title Magazine
‘Interviews and Wide Eyed Exhibition’ at Savery Gallery, Fresh Paint Magazine
‘Wide Eyed: Nicole Dyer and Dave Eassa at Savery Gallery’, written by Michael Lieberman, The Art Blog
‘Alloverstreet: East Oliver Street Art Walk’, Bmoreart
‘Baltimore’s Art Scene: Young, Transient and on the Rise’, written by Annie Jackson, C#14
‘MICA Artwalk Part II’, CityPaper
‘Sloppy, Inexplicable, and Refreshingly Candid: Oddlogic at Current’, written by Mac Falby, Bmoreart
‘We went to Baltimore: Jumbo Mumbo, Part Two’, written by Paddy Johnson, Whitney Kimball and Micheal Farley, ArtFCity
‘Baltimore and the so-called death of the gallery’, written by Baynard Woods, CityPaper
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Wassaic Artist in Residence, Wassaic, NY 2017-18 Wassaic Artist in Residence, Wassaic, NY 2017 Elizabeth Greenshields Grant
ACRE Artist in Residence, Steuben, WI
Illustration for Fake Like Me, novel by Barbara Bourland 2018 Work In Progress Publication, May 2018 Issue
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