Nomi Stricker, "Looking East," 2016
Nomi Stricker, "Looking East," 2016, oil on board, 16.25" x 20.25"
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 2016, From 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Artist in attendance.
Nomi Stricker’s recent paintings depict curious and improbable spaces. Sites explored on a year traveling abroad, places visited in daily experiences, and glimpses caught in subconscious dreams contribute to these painted fictions. Memories, imaginings, and source photographs are fused, morphing into fantastical abstract landscapes.
These unlikely spaces often revisit familiar landscape tropes - with tree branches, bridges, rivers, desert terrain, and city skylines meeting Stricker’s less literal visual language of paint swaths, arcs, and floating forms.
Celestial, terrestrial, and aquatic motifs are present throughout the series. Ideas of regeneration, cycles, and the search for visual and metaphorical structure within ephemeral, fluid spaces seem to be recurring considerations.
Nomi Stricker graduated from the University of Alberta in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts, Double Major with Distinction in Classics and Art & Design. Her work is featured in private collections across Canada and in England. In 2013, her work was acquired by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Visual Art Collection for permanent display at Canada House in London, England and at another Canadian diplomatic mission abroad.