Nicolas Party: Sottobosco

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Nicolas Party: Sottobosco
Photograph: Austin Radcliffe

Time Out says

The fast-rising New York-via-Switzerland artist has transformed Hauser & Wirth’s stark white south gallery into a pastel wonderland of boldly hued landscapes, portraits and still lifes in his L.A. solo debut. Party has erased the built-in architecture of the gallery by repainting walls, constructing slender doorways and applying finishes that mimic natural materials. They all tie into a central idea, the concept of sottobosco, a Dutch movement that borrows the Italian word for “undergrowth.”

The exhibition runs concurrently with blacklit, mid-century spatial environments from Italian artist Lucio Fontana and August Sander photographers that were part of the first gay and lesbian journals ever published. 


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