“A Post Modern Renaissance” – New works by Nick Brittle
July 5th through July 28th, 2019
*Opening reception with the artist; Friday, July 5th from 6-9pm.
Nick Brittle is a self-taught artist born and raised in Louisville, KY.
Working within Louisville’s Creative Diversity Studio program, a 501(c)(3) that donates art materials and studio space to artists with developmental disabilities, Nick’s artistic vision has flourished over the decades allowing him to exhibit work publicly on a regular basis.
Mr. Brittle paints playful, somewhat naive figurative works in multi-media on paper and frequently pays homage to iconic imagery throughout the span of art history. Leonardo da Vinci and Van Gogh are particular favorites of the artist.
In a portrait from 2017, Van Gogh’s familiar postman from Arles is brought to life once again on paper by Nick with fragile intuition. There is an intuitive communion here between the two artists, although separated by the centuries in time and place. As always, it is the playful additions of the modern lifestyle that is the hallmark of a Brittle work; the nineteenth-century postman is now portrayed to be seated beside a modern-day electric wall clock.
Mr. Brittle exhibits regularly throughout Louisville in both galleries and juried exhibition spaces. He was awarded Fifth Place at the Kentucky State Fair in 2015 and has also shown work at Mellwood Art Center and the St. James Court Art Fair.
CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile
572 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202