Gallery One

Nicole Simpkins

2019 Summer Artist in Residence
Residency: July 2 – 27
Exhibition: August 2 – September 6

First Fridays, 6 – 10pm 
August 2 + September 6

Artist Talk
August 3, 12pm

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Nicole Simpkins, It Never Ends, detail 

2019 Summer Artist in Residence Nicole Simpkins uses imagery of invasive plant species found in North Carolina as a visual metaphor of the gentrification that is choking out existing communities around us. Simpkins will use drawing and printmaking techniques to create a site-specific, interactive environment in Gallery 1, which will be her primary studio for the month of July. During regular hours, visitors are encouraged to enter the space, meet Simpkins, and learn about her work. Additionally, Simpkins will be hosting several free workshops outside of Artspace to engage the community in her process.

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Nicole Sara Simpkins makes prints, drawings, installations, books and prose poems. She has shown work at The White Page, The Future, and the Paul Witney Larson Gallery, and she has taught drawing, design, and printmaking at MCAD, UMN, UW Stout, and at Indiana University. She has an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University – Bloomington and a BA in English from Macalester College.

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Nicole Simpkins, It Never Ends, detail 
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Nicole Simpkins, It Never Ends, detail 

 

Residency sponsored by Duke Energy 

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