Richard Nickel: Recent Works
July 3 – August 23, 2009
Craddock-Terry Gallery 901 Jefferson Street, Ste 113, Lynchburg, VA 24504 434-847-7277
Richard Nickel is a painter and ceramic artist whose work addresses themes of love, power and absurdity through folk-art inspired imagery. Bright, fun, and colorful slab constructions mimic traditional ceramic vessels and sculptural wall platters use figuration and pattern to draw narratives dealing with family dynamics and power structures. Born in Rochester, New York, Richard Nickel received a BS in Art Education from SUNY in 1996, and then received an MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2000. In 2002 he began teaching at Old Dominion University where he now serves as the Program Director for the Art Education program. As an artist, Nickel has participated in numerous national solo and group shows including recent exhibitions at the Virginia Beach Contemporary Arts Center, the Kellogg Gallery (CA), and Art Santa Fe.