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Nicole Patrice Dul:  Hauntings: Myths and Memories

First Friday February 3, 5-9 pm.

Artist Reception: Sunday, February 5, 1-4 pm.

Artist Talk by Nicole Patrice Dul at 2pm.

Surges of remembered past emerge in Hauntings: Myths and Memories through the effects of layering, weathering and transforming media in Nicole Patrice Dul’s artwork. The convergence of abstraction and representational imagery, she creates intense, evocative moments of troubled atmosphere and suspense.  The results are deconstructed: meaning is shifted and interpretation becomes ambiguous.  The artist addresses the psychology of social and individual remembrance in which echoes of the past become foregrounded as the past imposes itself on the present.  Hauntings “ keep the past alive”. They are a distinctive kind of memory often tied directly to a physical space.  Places retain the memory of things that happen in them.  The liminal space suggested in Nicole’s expressive mixed media paintings, prints and artist books may take the form of haunted panoramas of institutional and domestic rooms, buildings or other edifices; spaces that retain boundaries yet command interactions between life and death, past and present.

Nicole Patrice Dul has been teaching art to adults and children for 11 years.  She holds a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. An active member of Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Orchard Artworks, Bryn Athyn, PA and Cheltenham Print Guild, Cheltenham, PA, she is currently a printmaking artist-in-residence at Cheltenham Center for the Arts.  Nicole is co-founder and co-director of Star Wheel Printers, a Philadelphia printmaking collective.