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Past Exhibition:
NICHOLE WASHINGTON

“REBELLIOUS BLACK GIRL”

 

Online Viewing Room:

 

NICHOLE WASHINGTON

REBELLIOUS BLACK GIRL

February 2020

The Untitled Space is pleased to present an online viewing room for Nichole Washington’s debut solo show “Rebellious Black Girl”. The exhibition of artworks was presented at the gallery in celebration of Black History Month from February 18th through February 28th, 2020. 

 

Nichole Washington is a visual artist who is becoming known for her mixed media artworks exploring feminine strength, spirituality and identity. In 2016 she graduated from School of Visual Arts where she earned a masters degree in digital photography. Since earning her degree her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions across the United States including the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. In 2017 she was one of ten recipients of the Enfoco Photography Fellowship. Washington’s work is featured in the inaugural issue of “MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora” and has been featured in several benefit auctions including The Heliotrope Foundation, Groundswell and Art4Equality. Her work has previously been exhibited in a number of group shows at The Untitled Space including “BODY BEAUTIFUL”, “IRL: Investigating Reality”, “ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE”, and “SHE INSPIRES”. 

 

“Rebellious Black Girl” Install view.

Nichole Washington “Alter Ego,” 2019 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas – Dimensions 48″ x 72″ x 1″ – Unique

Nichole Washington pushes the boundaries of her identity by creating portraits that are bold, non-conforming and liberated. She uses manipulated photographs and bold paint strokes to figuratively and literally break out of “the box” of normative behavior. Through this process she creates super heroine characters that exist in an imagined space meant for healing and transformation. The work features unique symbols that are used as a secret form of communication and protection.

Nichole Washington “Creation Story” 2019 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas – Dimensions 48″ x 60″ x 1″ – Unique.

Nichole Washington “The Keepers” 2018 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and goache on canvas – Dimensions 30″ x 40″ x 1″ – Unique. Available

In her artist statement Washington speaks about the inspiration behind her latest series,

 

“Growing up in the suburbs of Roseville, Minnesota, I was often burdened by monolithic views of what it meant to be a black girl. The way I spoke, dressed and wore my hair were often scrutinized.”

Who Makes The Rules III, 2019

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 48" x 60" x 1" - Unique

Create Your Own Myths II, 2020

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 18" x 24" x 1" - Unique

Nichole Washington “Don’t Be a Hard Rock When You Really Are a Gem,” 2016 – Archival Ink Jet Print with Hand Painted Details, Custom painted frame. Limited Edition.  Available

 

“Today, many black girls and women must navigate these same struggles and because of racism as well as sexism they are not afforded the luxury of being looked at without bias. These works represent a rejection of the limited ideas placed upon my existence. They blur the lines between real and imagined, creating unique myths that make space for the many layers of my identity.

-Nichole Washington

Nichole Washington “Conjurer II” 2018 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and goache on canvas – Dimensions 36″ x 36″ x 1″ – Unique

Who Makes The Rules I, 2019

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 48" x 60" x 1" - Unique

Who Makes The Rules II, 2019

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 48" x 60" x 1" - Unique

Nichole Washington “2am Odyssey” 2019 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas – Dimensions 48″ x 48″ x 1″ – Unique.

Trickster, 2018

Archival print with gouache hand painted details, custom artist spray painted frame - Dimensions 20.5" x 25" x 1" - Edition 1/2

Love Guard, 2018

Archival print with gouache hand painted details, custom artist spray painted frame - Dimensions 20.5" x 25" x 1" - Edition 1/2

Mystic Ego, 2018

Archival print with gouache hand painted details, custom artist spray painted frame - Dimensions 20.5" x 25" x 1" - Edition 1/2

Nichole Washington “The Choice Is Yours” 2018 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and goache on canvas – Dimensions 36″ x 48″ x 1″ – Unique.

Create Your Own Myths III, 2020

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 18" x 24" x 1" - Unique

Create Your Own Myths I, 2020

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 18" x 24" x 1" - Unique

Nichole Washington “Illusion,” 2019 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas – Dimensions 48″ x 48″ x 1″ – Unique.

Her Point of View, 2020

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 16" x 20" x 1" - Unique

Lady Like, 2020

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 16" x 20" x 1" - Unique

Nichole Washington “Eileen,” 2019 –  Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas – Dimensions 48″ x 48″ x 1″ – Unique.

I Considered Her My Blood and It Don't Come No Thicker, 2016

Archival print with goache hand painted details - Dimensions 17" x 22" x 1" - Unique.

I Bring Wrath to Those Who Disrespect Me, 2016

Archival Print With Goache Details - Dimensions 17" x 22" x 1" - Unique.

Enlightenment, 2020

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 12" x 12" x 1" - Unique.

Communication With Ancestors, 2020 - SOLD

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 12" x 12" x 1" - Unique.

The Murky Waters of Self Discovery, 2020

Photography, acrylic paint, and spray paint on canvas - Dimensions 20" x 20" x 1" - Unique.

Nichole Washington “More Powerful Than 2 Cleopatras” 2016 –  Archival print with goache and painted details – Dimensions 17″ x 22″ x 1″ – Unique. Available

In a recent interview with Quiet Lunch, Washington stated the premise of her show was centered around the idea of how

 

“…our identities (as black women) are so often policed or limited. This is a middle finger to all that.”

Noble Sis, 2017

Archival print on wood with goache hand painted details - Dimensions 17" x 22" x 1" - Unique

Who Makes The Rules II, 2017

Photography and goache on wood - Dimensions 18" x 24" x 1" - Unique

REBELLIOUS BLACK GIRL

Nichole Washington

Exhibition Catalogue 

VIEW COVERAGE FROM THE OPENING RECEPTION 

Artist Nichole Washington, curator Indira Cesarine, and other visitors enjoying the exhibition.

Tuesday, February 18th, The Untitled Space held the opening of Nichole Washington’s debut New York solo exhibit entitled “Rebellious Black Girl.”  Collectors, friends, and fans came out to celebrate with the artist, and were heavily engaged in her work, asking in-depth questions about her methods and inspirations, while enjoying tunes by her husband, DJ Nick Neutronz, who was spinning at the event. Washington’s positive energy glowed along with the bright palette of her artwork at the gallery.

To inquire about any of the works featured in this exhibition

please email info@untitled-space.com

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