Winston Wachter is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Angelina Nasso entitled “Miwis” from February 26th – April 11th, 2009.
Angelina Nasso’s oil on paper works are inspired by nature using gem-like circular forms that reference pixilated images and draw upon the theory of subatomic particles in space. She views space as a container of vibrational forces. Nasso describes, “I grew up in the bush in Australia where the nights were very dark. There were no streetlights and hardly any cars went by. In the darkness of a moonless night I would watch space. In this blackness I saw circular forms dancing and vibrating.” It is here that we as viewers become witness to this visual process of interconnected and interrelated forms in suspended animation. Layered with luminous transparent and opaque colors these paintings embody scintillating visual translations of events in nature: whether they be waterfalls, torrents, wellsprings or geysers. They live between illusion and materiality, where sometimes a recognizable element appears and then it disappears. Nasso’s technique has an effortless elegance yet each work is exuberant and full of energy. Through her use of sapphire blues, emerald greens, and deep violets, she creates a delicate balance between light and nature resulting in a painterly world that is fleeting, hovering, and weightless, yet very much grounded in the material.
This exhibition entitled “Miwis” refers to one of the many influences in her work, Australian aboriginal painting. It is a term discovered by the Ngarrindjeri people that means the essence, spirit or soul. This is the point of departure of Nasso’s investigation of nature as there are hidden stories and secret meanings underneath that which we perceive with our eyes.
Based in New York, Angelina Nasso was born in Sydney Australia and has studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, the China National Academy of Art, China, and the School of Visual Arts, New York. This is Angelina’s fourth solo show in New York.
Please join us for an opening reception for the artist on Thursday February 26, 2009 from 6 to 8pm. For further information, please contact Amanda Snyder at
Angelina will be donating part of the proceeds of this exhibition to benefit her friend, Sandra Arroyo’s, fight with cancer.