The Bowery Gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting a collection of works by Nicole Maynard-Sahar for her latest exhibition titled Paintings and Ceramic Reliefs. Maynard-Sahar’s subjects in both her ceramic pieces and paintings reflect nature.
The paintings are unique in that the artist uses large dots, which were painted free hand and make up the whole image, with each dot representing a graphic moment in time and space. One notable painting, Blue Hydrangea, illustrates a cluster of flowers composed of dots varying in size with colors such as sky blue, navy blue, lavender and white for the petals and different shades of light and dark green for the stems.
Maynard-Sahar creates her ceramics by glazing her clay with pastels, which are then covered by a top layer of a glossy, clear glaze. The artist offers two ceramic reliefs of nature’s simplicity, which she refers to as Western NY Landscape and Western NY Landscape No. 37 respectively. The former illustrates a steep hill with vertical rows of soil and grass and a group of trees at the top. Above the hill, large masses of white, fluffy clouds fill the sky.
Maynard-Sahar specializes in painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, and ceramic reliefs. Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions at galleries and venues within the East Coast.
At The Bowery Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., through March 23. The gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. There will be an opening reception March 2 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.