Offramp Gallery = 1702 Lincoln Avenue = Pasadena, CA 91103 = 626.298.6931 
Nicholette Kominos: Wandering Boundaries
April 28 - June 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 28, 2-5pm
Closing Reception & Artist's Talk: Sunday, June 2, 2-5pm

Press Release

Offramp Gallery is pleased to present Nicholette Kominos: Wandering Boundaries from April 28 - June 2, 2013. Wandering Boundaries is Kominos's second solo show at Offramp Gallery. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2-5pm. There will be a closing reception on Sunday, June 2 from 2-5pm with an artist's talk at 3pm. 

In her new work Kominos explores the idea of echoing a single shape through multiple drawings and sculptures based on that shape, blending materials as diverse as graphite, foam, chenille and vellum with bronze, plywood and steel. The results yield an unexpected quiet elegance and sophistication. 

Nicholette Kominos cites Lucio Fontana and Antonio Tapies (Arte Povera movement) as being among her earliest influences in the use of non-artistic materials and how to work through the two-dimensional plane. Other influences include Post-Minimalist Eva Hesse and several artists of the Pop Art movement in regard to simplicity of composition, the use of industrial materials, the exploration of psychological moods and whimsical forms.

Kominos states: "In my current series of work, shifting between sculpture and drawing, I focus on a single object with the intent of extending it: inflating the volume or shrinking it down, multiplying and dividing it, while going big to little or foam to bronze, not just to play with scale and material, but also thinking in terms of visual memory and how the images we store can expand and contract. We navigate through the mind’s eye to retrieve these memories and over time layers of information are added or stripped away, and with fluidity they are reshaped and reformed acquiring different degrees of psychological weight."

Kominos has a B.F.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. She lives and works in the Los Angeles area.

Nicholette Kominos: Wandering Boundaries, 2013, installation shot. Photo credit: Gene Ogami.
Nicholette Kominos, As an Echo #1, 2013, 18" x 24", pencil, ink, modeling paste, on vellum
Nicholette Kominos: Wandering Boundaries, 2013, photo of the artist. Photo credit: Gene Ogami.
Nicholette Kominos: Wandering Boundaries, 2013, photo of the artist. Photo credit: Gene Ogami.