May 6, 2011 - September 2, 2011
CCS Bard

To make her oil paint monoprints, Nicole Ondre rubs a piece of paper against a newly painted section of her studio wall. The pressure of her weight and the textures of the wall combine to make the picture. The forms produced through these encounters have distinct kinship–each print shifting and accruing meaning in relation to the others. At the same time, the prints vary widely in color, feeling and form–their autonomy pointing to an impossibility of repetition and an inexhaustible process. The gradual rotation of prints throughout the exhibition aims to echo and test these properties.

Nicole Ondre (b. 1986, Salt Spring Island, BC) lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2010 and her work has since been shown in a number of exhibitions, notably including Matter Work at the Helen Pitt Gallery (2010) and Winter Salon at VSA gallery (2010). Upcoming exhibitions include A Good Day for Horse Races at East Van Studios.

Curated by CCS Bard graduate student Leora Morinis

Installation images


The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College is the third venue to host Matthew Higgs’s (Curator and Director of White Columns) bulletin board project. CCS and Higgs collaborated to begin a bulletin board program at Bard in the fall of 2007 with the understanding that the graduate students at CCS would curate it. The bulletin board is an enclosed glass case divided into three panes by aluminum bars.


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