Nicole Mauser


April 1-23, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 6-9PM

“I treat colour concepts like the concepts of sensations.”
-Ludwig Wittgenstein


For this body of work the artist takes on chroma- the quality of color combining hue and saturation as subject. The paintings on view derive from a viewing experience that impressed itself upon Mauser. While at a screening of Joseph Cornell films the projector jammed. The black and white film melted on screen becoming a burst of color in one brief instance. Taking a clue from Wittgenstein, Mauser seeks repulsion and seduction by exaggerating the color intensity in her paintings.

Nicole Mauser lives and works in Chicago and Kansas City, MO. Recent exhibitions include What’s Up: A Selection of Artists, The Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO (2011); Nicole Mauser and Brandon Anschultz, curated by Natalie Schuh, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago (2010); 2010: A Selection from a Decade of Painting at the Department of Visual Arts and Cellar Door, both DOVA Temporary Chicago (2010); Painterly La La, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO (2008); {+} or {-} A WORD, Arts Incubator of Kansas City, MO (2008); and Second Adolescence, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL (2007). She received her BFA from Ringling College of Art & Design and studied at the Centre Pour l’Arte et la Culture, IAU in Aix-en-Provence, France. Mauser received her MFA from the University of Chicago where she is currently a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Visual Arts.