Current Exhibition at Laura Rathe Fine Art | 2707 Colquitt St., Houston TX 77098 713.527.7700
October 19- November 29, 2019
Musings of Radiance,
Acrylic, ink, charcoal powder on panel.
28.5″ x 36.5″
In Nicola Parente’s recent body of work entitled Musings of the Human Condition, Parente explores the relationships between painting and living. According to Parente, “Daydreaming into the layers of human subconscious is much like my reductive abstract painting process. First the layers of paint are applied, only to be subsequently stripped of that which is not necessary. The process itself is like a dream, letting go into the world of creation, resulting in musings depicted in paint. Reducing layers of paint combined with mark making achieves beauty, just as growth and discernment results in living authentically. Each is a process of development. Vitality, energy, and nature are connected to my daydreaming. Inspired by a different aspect of the human condition, each painting captures a unique daydream as a moment in time.”
Parente recently teamed up with Haiku Home Artisan Collection by Big Ass Solutions to create an Artisan Series ceiling fan that will be sold worldwide. An exhibition featuring Parente’s original fan and a collection of his paintings will be on view though May 21, 2017. Visit the Houston Haiku Home and Big Ass Fans Showroom at 1224 N Post Oak Rd #120, Houston, TX 77055 Phone: (855) 651-3061
Parente’s designed fan available through the showroom or on their website.
This exhibition is also made possible with the support of Gremillion & Co Fine Art, contact Harwood Taylor or Trish McClanahan Matute, Phone:713-522-2701 to view Parente’s artwork in person.
Curated outdoor exhibit on Heights Boulevard by Gus Kopriva of Redbud Gallery and artist and community activist Chris Silkwood features eight artists . The goal of “Art Trek” sculpture project is to organize an exhibition that is a representation of regional works of contemporary art along the esplanade for the enjoyment of our community and visitors. Exhibits – produced by highly recognized Texas artists – will foster the understanding and advancement of art. The 2017 artists include: Nicola Parente, James Ciosek, Jon Clark, Dylan Conner, Noah Edmundson, Yuliya Lanina, Zak Miano, and Randall Mosman. March – December 2017 (Click on image to view Catalog)