Rollits Gives Local Artist The Space To Shine
"The Not So Still Life"
Rollits has presented a local artist, Nichole Dean with the
opportunity to showcase her talent by hosting a three-month debut
exhibition at its Rowntree Wharf offices.
Nichole, 23, who was educated at the city's St Peter's School,
is already making a name for herself - most recently selling a
number of works to a collector in New York.
Pat Coyle, director of client relations at Rollits, said: "We
actively seek to support local art and culture and when we
discovered Nichole's links to York we extended an invitation to
exhibit her work in the city she grew up in."
"Admittedly for some, business premises may not equate to a
gallery, but art can be appreciated absolutely anywhere and I'm
certain that by showcasing the work of an up and coming local
artist we will generate a great deal of new interest in her and her
Nichole says her influences are rooted in experience - ranging
from childhood trips to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to a year
spent studying in Rome - and that she has been inspired by the
abstract expressionists, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline.
The works on display at the exhibition, which are realised in
charcoal and oil, explore the themes of organic and
industrial, with some inspired by Yorkshire industrial scenes such
as the Ferrybridge power station.
Nichole said: "Every aspiring artist dreams of their debut
exhibition, and to be given the chance so early in my career -
especially in my home town - is a real boost."
The Nichole Dean exhibition at Rollits will be launched with a
VIP showcase event on Thursday 28th November from 5.30 -
8pm. During the event, Nichole's work "Dusk" will be raffled to
raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Posted on: 27/11/2013
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