Edge of Awakening: 2010-2012

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.”

These words by Henry David Thoreau inspire Nicola Parente’s new body of work Edge of Awakening. The dynamic series of expressive abstract paintings explores neither awakening nor its opposite, but the uncertain worlds between the two where each person must choose among possibilities. Those choices, those points of decision, visited and re-visited, both discover and invent the nature of our lives.


Parente Video: Solo Exhibition, Felguerez Museum of Abstract Art

The Manuel Felguérez Abstract Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to all forms of abstract art. Located in the heart of Zacatecas, Mexico, a colonial city and UNESCO site, the museum hosts artists of international appeal. This video features the museum’s recent solo exhibition of the stunning work of contemporary abstract painter Nicola Parente. Video produced by Aaron Courtland Productions.



Listen to KUHF-NPR Interview with Meghan HendleyAired September 14, 2010

National Public Radio

Nicola Parente interview with Nolen Davis for upcoming TV show The Perfect Gentlemen

Edge of Awakening 2010 Exhibition Virtual Tour – Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Inc.

Edge of Awakening Book Available