NICOLE WITTENBERG / June 9 - 22, 2015
FOUR A.M. is pleased to present new works on paper by Nicole Wittenberg. On view is a selection of three black and white images rendered from amateur digital porn. Each represents a version, in a multitude of variations, prepared from the same frame of video. Wittenberg's distortion of the image blurs the erotic nature of the subject matter, while heightening the desire to distinguish what is being depicted. The method of producing these sketches disconnects the original provocative image, transforming the action into a kind of muscle memory which is then employed for larger paintings.
Nicole Wittenberg was born in San Francisco in 1979. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. Recent exhibitions include the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; The Malingerers, Freight + Volume, New York, NY; Brucennial 2012, New York, NY; The Fitting Room, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York NY. Nicole was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters coveted John Koch award for best young figurative painter in 2012. Her work is included in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME. Nicole is a teacher at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University and lives and works in New York.
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