Erin and Paulette’s Art Show
By Erin Jane Nelson and Paulette Nichols
June 28 – July 27, 2014
Exhibition Dates: June 28 - July 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
Erin Jane Nelson works across many mediums including photography, ceramics, and sculpture, often referencing craft and forms of amateur art making. Paulette Nichols creates plein air paintings of the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland that become performative and expanded in their life on the internet (through her blog, Facebook, and eBay pages). While both artists have very different approaches and histories in regards to art-making, they are both interested in humor, failure, institutional critique, and the aesthetics of amateurism as devices to elevate otherwise formal, lyrical works.
Erin Jane Nelson is an artist and writer living in Oakland California. She studied at The Cooper Union School of Art and has recently shown work at Jancar Jones Gallery (Los Angeles), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn), The Lab (San Francisco), and Important Projects (Oakland).
Paulette Nichols was born in Stockton, CA, and has been painting plein air in oil for a little over a year after having taken 2 semesters of painting classes at SFSU and some life drawing workshops in San Francisco and some life drawing classes at the Piedmont Adult School. She lives and works in Oakland. She had her first solo show 2 years ago at Smokey's Tangle in Oakland, and prior to that, she focused her creative energy on writing songs and performing them.