The New York Studio School is proud to share the final of our Rotating 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibitions, featuring graduates Francine Fanali & Alexis Nunnelly, curated by Graham Nickson & Karen Wilkin, on view in the NYSS Gallery by appointment and viewable on Artsy.
Francine Fanali writes "As I quarantined at home, I found myself relating the nest paintings and my studio apron as metaphors for home and for me as the artist. Observing their forms and varying shapes, I paint my subjects with a search to understand the essence and characteristics of each piece. Painting from perception in oil paint and a limited palette that varies day to day, I use lush paint and broad strokes to create vibrant, active works. Each painting is a journey to reveal the information I am observing. With that struggle, painting becomes a deeply personal and emotional experience."
Alexis Nunnelly writes "The body is a vast ecosystem. Escape into beauty, love, flesh, color and nature. Influenced by the technological ephemera of today’s pop culture, the commitment of the ocean’s wave, the fleeting phenomena of vegetation blooming, and gravity on the human form in space. Paint is the starting point but intuition leads the way. Deconstruction allows for building things new.