At the Edge - Kate Nessler

Jonathan Cooper
Park Walk Gallery
20 Park Walk
London, SW10 0AQ

April 24 - May 11, 2013

This solo exhibition of twenty-one watercolor and graphite paintings features a unique approach to painting on vellum: the majority of works incorporate the random, uncertain edges of the skin into the composition as if to provide each with an individual background, a singular landscape. Working at the edge, Nessler says, “holds no expectations, no rules, no dictates from the past. Why not paint what the edge of the vellum requires rather than what a square or rectangle imposes?” Some of the works also include dried specimens presented and preserved in neatly constructed
transparent vellum boxes. This free use of vellum blends the best of botanical traditions in a distinctive new way.

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  • Red Rose, watercolor, pencil on vellum with dried specimens, 9" x 22", (C) Kate Nessler