The Quintessent Decade is Nesseth’s first solo exhibition in painting. For the past decade Lynn Nesseth has been working with oil pastels on plywood boards. These paintings embody the changes Nesseth went through personally, and in their art making. As Nesseth explains, they are time capsules that contain one quarter of their life. Inspired by their ongoing obsession with cut glass prisms, Nesseth’s paintings contrast the softness of the pastels and wood grain with the harshness of geometric shapes and the plywood edge.
Nesseth’s decade-long journey through painting created a strong connection between their current work and decisions they made in marks, gestures, colors years before. As you walk through the gallery space, you can see some paintings with glitter, some with no glitter, some darker paintings, somebrighter paintings, some with less geometric shapes, some with more geometric shapes, and the list goes on. It is clear looking at this exhibition that these paintings are the results of years and years of experimentation from Nesseth. We, as viewers, are able to get a glimpse of Nesseth’s quintessent decade.
These paintings are a beautiful addition to the Main Hallway Gallery at The Loudon House. Nesseth’s exhibition, The Quintessent Decade, will be up until March 12 and is one that you definitely don’t want to miss. And don’t forget that the exhibition is also available for viewing online at www.lexingtonartleague.org!
Author: Josh Porter, curatorial intern for the Lexington Art League
Public Gallery Hours
Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Viewings also available by appointment
The Loudoun House
209 Castlewood Dr.
Lexington, Ky. 40505
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The Kentucky Arts Council, a state arts agency, provides operating support to the Lexington Art League with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by Lexington Parks & Recreation.