Banjie Getsinger Nicholas: Silver Linings

"Feathered Guests"
Egg Tempera on Gesso Panel
© Banjie Getsinger Nicholas
"Silver Linings: Literal/Metaphorical" is a new show of egg tempera paintings and silverpoint drawings by Banjie Getsinger Nicholas from Whitson Gallery & The Brick Wall Exhibition Space at UCONN Torrington, Feb. 27 - May 11, 2012. Nicholas is an accomplished artist and teacher who works with remarkable materials and subject matter.

From the gallery website:
"The mediums used by artist Banjie Getsinger Nicholas, egg tempera and silverpoint, are two of the oldest mediums used by artists through the centuries. [...] These materials are little changed from those used by the old masters centuries ago. Banjie says, “Their ‘organic’ nature adds to the pleasure of the process for me. Through these paintings and drawings I maintain my personal connection to the natural world and hope some of the reverence I feel will connect with viewers of the work.”

There is an artist's talk and reception on Thursday March 1, 2012 - 7 - 8:30 pm.

Nicholas has recently written an instruction book on silverpoint drawing that was published in February, 2012.

Banjie Getsinger Nicholas exhibiting in "for the birds..." Clement Gallery, Troy, NY

Egg tempera and silverpoint artist Banjie Getsinger Nicholas is featured in a group exhibition titled "for the birds..." at the Clement Gallery in Troy, NY from August 27 to September 25.  Also exhibiting are Spring Hofeldt, Chris Murray, Jon Gernon, and Randi Martin-Kish.

Nicholas' work is bird-inspired, and often bird-derived (egg tempera is an ancient, natural, incredible painting medium, and she deftly makes her own paints.) Her work is very detailed--there's a sort of magical realism to her paintings. The birds, animals, and objects might resemble the familiar, but they are combined in a way that is very Banjie.

The Clement Gallery is located at 201 Broadway at Monument Square, Troy, NY Opening reception Friday August 27, 6-9 pm.