Nicole Etienne: Afterglow | St Barth

February 7 - February 16, 2014

Space SBH  is thrilled to present Afterglow – an exhibition of new paintings by artist Nicole Etienne.

“The term Afterglow refers to the pale or pinkish glow that one sees at dawn or twilight. The term also evokes a sense of wellbeing, or the euphoric feeling or drug-like effect one might experience after having sex. American artist Nicole Etienne conceives the act of painting “like that of making love.” – Hugo Lattard 2013

Etienne’s landscapes are opulent. They are as rich in colour as they are in texture. They are built up layer upon layer of oil paint mixed with mica chips, copper, silver and white gold and occasionally scattered with crystals and semi precious stones. More than being works of art, her pieces are like little bijoux.

Etienne’s landscapes are very ambiental. They capture that feeling that the light creates at different times of day. Her canvases emote. Her practice probes the beauty inherent in the atmosphere between the sky, land and sea; exploring the play of light upon water in an aesthetic, emotional, and visceral way. She does this by appealing to our senses and our intuition, and by drawing on earthy materials like aluminum, stones and metals. The finished work has an illuminated, romantic, powerful yet delicate presence which captures the shift between reality and paradise.

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From here to Eternity, 2014

Nicole Etienne

From here to Eternity , 2014

Oil, silver leaf, aluminum leaf, swarovsky crystal, labradorite stone, mica chips on canvas

122 x 122 cm (48.03 x 48.03 in)

Silver paradise, 2012

Nicole Etienne

Silver paradise , 2012

Silver leaf, copper leaf, glass fragments, mica chips, oil paint and metalic pigments on canvas

122 x 122 cm (48.03 x 48.03 in)

Lithium Sunset (mini), 2014

Nicole Etienne

Lithium Sunset (mini) , 2014

Oil, copper leaf, crystals, glass beads and mica chips on canvas

30 x 30 cm (11.81 x 11.81 in)

Skyfall Mini, 2014

Nicole Etienne

Skyfall Mini , 2014

Oil, silver leaf, crystal, pearls, glass beads on canvas

30 x 30 cm (11.81 x 11.81 in)

Copper Cuprous, 2012

Nicole Etienne

Copper Cuprous , 2012

Silver leaf, copper leaf, glass fragments, mica chips, oil paint and metallic pigments on canvas

91 x 91 cm (35.83 x 35.83 in)

Sanctuary , 2013

Nicole Etienne

Sanctuary , 2013

Oil, copper leaf, metallic pigments and mica chips/vintage glass crystals on canvas

101 x 152 cm (39.76 x 59.84 in)

Romp, 2013

Nicole Etienne

Romp , 2013

Oil paint on canvas

33 x 43 cm (12.99 x 16.93 in)

From the light of the moon, 2013

Nicole Etienne

From the light of the moon , 2013

White gold, oil paint, mica chips on canvas

86 x 122 cm (33.86 x 48.03 in)