Nikki Mehle art work explodes with color, movement and chaotic orderliness. Her inspiration comes from “ordinary” images; such as well stocked shelves in a food market. She paints, dissects, cuts and then rearranges the pieces attaching them to a canvas making a collage/mixed media images on the surface. The chaos becomes order.
Nikki describes her work as: “My work explores the binaries of chaos and order, intuition and logic, and the controllable and the uncontrollable… I use the grid as a representation of order, and I find comfort in the repetition and predictability of the grid. I attempt to present ideas about the unification of all opposing parts into one, varied whole.”
Mehle is currently a student at the Cleveland institute of Art. This exhibit, at The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, runs through March 25, 2013. To learn more about the artist, or to purchase her work, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-368-0722.