ARTIST: Winter Nightfire
Saturday, January 28, 2012, 4 pm PST
Winter's Gallery, Hotel Chelsea, Lanestris Sim, Second Life (Mature sim)
This is the next in the series of Art Tours conducted by Nutron Ornitz.
Artist Bio: Winter
Nightfire is a self-taught painter from San Francisco, California. Her
exposure to Abstract Expressionism began at age 16. She displayed her
first painting at a group show with her mentors in 2001 at age 24, and
has been showing solo at venues across San Francisco ever since.
Nightfire also has been painting live alongside her partner, Filthy
Fluno, for the last 3 years at SLCC.
Inspired by light and the language of texture, Nightfire's signature
metallics and the frequent appearance of black and white in her works
illustrate her emphasis on contrast to give meaning to various
combinations of form and color.
"The painting is the boss," explains Nightfire, "It tells me what
it needs to become a story, movement by movement, gesture by gesture.
My job as the painter is to listen visually and to give the evolving
work what it asks me to provide. These lines, shapes and colors merely
represent transcriptions of my conversations with space."