- Last Updated on 08:05 AM 05/14/14
- BY Special to The Gazette
“‘Bacon Hollow’ and Other Prints by Frederick Nichols,” will open in the Cage Gallery at The Prizery on Sunday at 3 p.m. with a lecture by the artist and a reception sponsored by the Parsons-Bruce Art Association.
Nichols is from Barboursville and graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York, The University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Fontainebleau, France. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States and internationally in Madagascar, Uzbekistan, Panama, Japan and Italy. His most recent exhibition, “40 Years in the Blue Ridge”, featured his paintings as well as his prints and was shown at The Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News.
“I want my art to be positive and uplifting,” said Nichols. “I want it to wake people up to the natural world around them.”
With vibrant, vivid colors, his silkscreen prints capture the essence of Virginia’s wilderness landscape.
This show features Nichols’ newest print, “Bacon Hollow”, which is receiving its premier public showing at The Prizery. It depicts a view from High Top Mountain to Flat Top Mountain in Greene County.
The process of creating the screen print version “takes about two to four months,” says Nichols. “It’s almost like a jigsaw puzzle,” he comments. “Bacon Hollow” has 22 different colors, and each color has its own screen.
For further information regarding this exhibition and other events at The Prizery, call 434-572-8339 or visit www.prizery.com.