Gallery Opening: “Biophilia” by Nick Neddo
April 3 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Gallery Opening & Reception: “Biophilia” by Nick Neddo
Friday, April 3rd | 5:30 – 7 pm
Artist Remarks at 6 pm
About the Show:
Biophilia is a new exploration along one of the most consistent themes of Neddo’s artwork: our relationship to the natural world, our ancestors and the skills held in their ancient hands. This is a multi-disciplinary exhibit that features sculptural forms woven with willow and papier mache, as well as paintings, prints, and drawings, all made with tools and materials crafted directly from the natural landscape. The paintings are created with handmade paintbrushes with paint made from stones; the drawings are created with handmade pens and inks from a variety of botanical sources; the work itself is an invitation to go inward towards one’s own wildness, as well as a beckoning to remember how to learn from the wild outside.
About the Artist:
Nick Neddo is a sixth generation Vermonter who has been making art since he could first pick up a crayon. He grew up exploring the wetlands, forests and fields of his bioregion and developed a profound curiosity, respect and love for the community of life around him. As a youngster Nick identified primary focuses that would become life-long pursuits: study of the natural world, Stone Age technology (primitive skills) and creating art. Trusting the inherent value of these skills, he continues to embrace their pursuit with a ravenous appetite fueled by a genuine love of the living world and the creative process.