Hustle & Bustle

Collages by Nicole Bigar

November 1 – December 5, 2017

No.29 Let’s Play

2015

Collage

9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

No.28 New Year's Eve

2015

Collage

9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

No.27 Endless Traveling

2015

Collage

11 x 14 inches

No.26 Time Standing Still

2015

Collage

11 x 14 inches

No.23 Lovers

2015

Collage

11 x 14 inches

No.22 Frenchman in New York

2015

Collage

11 x 14 inches

No.18 Life in Times

2015

Collage

11 x 14 inches

No.14 Regal

2015

Collage

11 x 14 inches

No.13 Rockettes

2015

Collage

12 1/5 x 9 1/2 inches

No.11 Temple of Art

2015

Collage

14 x 11 inches

No.9 Skylight

2015

Collage

12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

No.5 Discovering

2015

Collage

11 x 14 inches

No. 2 Reaching the Sky

2015

Collage

12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

No.10  Liberty

2015

Collage

9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

No.7 New York, New York

2015

Collage 

14 x 11 inches

 

No.23 Lovers

2015

Collage 

11 x 14 inches

 

No. 21 Leap into Faith

2015

Collage 

14 x 11 inches

 

No.16 Solid and Open

2015

Collage 

11 x 14 inches

No.3 Looking Up

2015

Collage 

11 x 14 inches

Press Release

Nicole Bigar’s artistic career spans decades. Her paintings are alive. Her joyous vision a constant. Her enthusiasm is boundless, overwhelming, thrilling, beckoning. Figures spin and whirl in ecstasy. Hers is a world of beauty. A poem. A meditation on humanity’s goodness. The mystery of creation. The scent of the ocean. Happiness. A dance. Nicole’s paradise.

Though her roots are French, much of her life has been in America. In New York City.

The buildings, paths, and crowds of Times Square thrill. A crossroads of her understanding of this country, its life. A vibrant abstraction. With perspective.

She came quite late to collage, though quickly grasped its ability to harness gestures, movement, forms. She is always the master, allowing all the city elements to tumble about, swept up into a blizzard of activity. Cutout paper in a frenzy.

The works are studied and free. Fluid vistas sweep by, coming to roost as buildings.

The collages on exhibition represent a selection of her most recent work. Pure striking color aligned on the page. In the realm of Matisse. With her scissors Nicole offers a new slice of New York.

 

Nicole Bigar studied at Barnard College and The Art Students League in New York. She has exhibited extensively in the US and Europe for the past 45 years, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington DC, Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington NY, the Benton gallery in Southampton NY and Gallery Harry Stendhal, New York, NY.

The recently published book, Hustle & Bustle: Collages by Nicole Bigar, with an introduction by Robert Gordon, will be available for sale at the opening reception and throughout the exhibit.