Sep 19th 2014

Kyle Nielsen: Alone Together

@ Fernwey

916 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Friday, September 19th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, October 11th

Fernwey presents its inaugural exhibition, Kyle Nielsen: Alone Together.

Through color and form, Nielsen explores the universalizing capacity of human emotion. He uses painting as a means of connecting people and of understanding the forces that unite and divide us.

The exhibition title, Alone Together, is borrowed from a jazz standard made popular by Louis Armstrong, Betty Carter, and Dizzy Gillespie. Nielsen uses the conflicted emotional subtleties in the music as an analogy for his body of work which he describes as simultaneously optimistic and pessimistic. For Nielsen, the paintings represent a connection and a disconnection, both a coming together and a breaking apart.

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