“Point of Departure” now on exhibit through July 3rd
Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City
530 West 25th, 4th floor
New York, NY 10001, Phone: 646.486.4730
Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 6PM
Review by Christine Graf, Gallery & Studio, Summer 2015
We enter an entirely different mood when we step into Jill Harrington Nichols piece, “Point of Departure” and into what might be the port window of a boat. Inside this space is a rectangular window that looks out onto a chunk of a concrete dock on the left and another tower shaped dock on the right. What is striking in this work are the bold, abstracted shapes that allude to a painting within a painting and of a landscape in the distance. I admire the dark blue that acts as a frame far from the scene of the window. The painting in this area moves from almost black to hints of blended light on the left side of the piece. This creates drama and power from the walls inside to the choppy sea outside. The arrangement of elements of the geometric hulk on the inside of the picture frame is perpendicular to the orange dock and merges vertically in the water against a faded horizon line. This make for a unique, poised point of view and a well crafted style of painting.
The front page is currently featuring the works that Jill has done over the last two years during her studies at Western Connecticut University for her Master of Fine Arts. Most of these works are available for purchase please leave inquiry via comment or email me at jill at jillnichols dot com.
Thank you for visiting Jill Harrington Nichols’ fine art.