Towards Abstraction

August 2nd - September 30th, 2018

Leonardo da Vinci in his advice to artists famously said: “Look at walls splashed with a number of stains, or stones of various mixed colours. If you have to invent some scene, you can see there resemblances to a number of landscapes, adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, great plains, valleys and hills in various ways.” At the time this was a new way of looking for “marvelous ideas,” and ”various inventions.”

Today many artists work with the ideas of abstraction in their paintings to provide a path to new discoveries. Some of the most interesting subjects for artists are accidents, patterns, textures, drips and distortions.

This August and September, Nichols Galleries presents an exhibition of gallery artists who explore the benefits of abstraction in their work, including Steve Griffin, Lillian Fitzgerald, Maruta Recenis and Philip Koch.

“Towards Abstraction" will be on exhibit August 2nd through September 30th. Nichols Galleries are located at 5420 Governor Barbour Street in Barboursville. The Galleries are open Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm, and by chance or appointment.