Interested in our complex relationship with the natural world, contemporary printmaker Nicole Pietrantoni creates large-scale installations and works on paper that speak to the inevitability of competing stories and representations. Her innovative work combines digital and traditional printmaking techniques, most recently culminating in several series of accordion books that each expand to create panoramic landscapes covering entire walls and spilling out onto the floor. Within these vast pieces, she seeks to engage nature as an accumulation of processes, perceptions, and narratives – a dynamic and shifting site open for interpretation. Her installations weave, evoke, inspire and invite you to look closer, to delight in the details that in turn offer a complete image unlike any you thought you would experience.
In addition to her exhibition, Pietrantoni will be hosting two workshops that allow guests to immerse themselves in her process, and explore a her unique accordion book creation style. The first class, “Drumleaf Binding for Books”, will be held on Thursday February 8, the second class, “Folded Books,” will be held Saturday February 10.
Sundays and Saturdays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm between February 2 and April 15;
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00am to 5:00pm between February 2 and April 15