“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.
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.