Bianca Nemelc. Austral Summer

Source Credit:  Content and images from Wall Street International Magazine by Wall Street International.  Read the original article - https://wsimag.com/art/69285-bianca-nemelc-austral-summer

Hashimoto Contemporary is excited to
announce the inaugural exhibition at our new Lower East Side
location in New York City. The space will debut with a solo
exhibition by Bronx-based artist Bianca Nemelc, titled Austral
Summer.

Inspired by summertime in the Southern Hemisphere, which
takes place from November to February, the artist looked
specifically to the Antarctic, drawing upon natural occurrences such as Blood Falls, moss forests
and striped glaciers. These elements are found throughout the work, merging seamlessly with
brown bodies which fluidly become a part of the natural topography. Rounded breasts and
stomachs swell and form land masses, creating sweeping and powerful scenic vistas. Austral
Summer features a series of ten new paintings which blur the lines between the figurative, the
landscape, and the abstract, serving as a meditative exploration of our own connection to space
and nature.

About the new body of work, the artist states,
“I’m currently really interested in bridging a connection between brown bodies and a continent
that is devoid of governance, and seemingly neutral in the global history of colonialism. How can
we see ourselves in this uninhabitable space? How do we find connection and belonging in places
we don’t feel we belong and how do we advocate for these same spaces, because our existence is
dependent on it?”.

Source Credit:  Content and images from Wall Street International Magazine by Wall Street International.  Read the original article - https://wsimag.com/art/69285-bianca-nemelc-austral-summer