Nicomi Nix Turner at Paradigm Gallery

Fruit has long made its presence in lore and mythology, representing fertility and abundance but also symbolizing evil, dissent, betrayal, gluttony and death.

In Writhing and Withering, the shiny and swollen fruit lives in each of the works as the center protagonist. It is consumed by both the fearless and ignorant alike, worn in defiance or left out to rot with the insects. Out of ritual or gluttony, the consumption of the fruit leaves mortality withering or holds the eater writhing in hallucinatory suspension.

This series marks the death of many of the symbolic devices that have carried through my works - a sacrifice for renewal; walking deeper into the woods and eating the fruit.

About the Artist

Nicomi Nix Turner is an artist based out of Northern California. Creating detailed illustrations that invoke a surreal understanding of the perfection in nature, her works delve into the occult and the connections between alchemy, mythology, decay and birth. Her hyper-detailed illustrations capture the coexistence of life and decay in a bouquet of fungi, personified insects, bones, flesh and fauna.

The pieces I create reflect subject matters pertaining to biological deconstructionism, nature's legacy, alchemy, fables and counter-religious belief. In an orchestra of hyper-textured saturation, each piece is a cacophony of silent movement and erratic soliloquies.

Nicomi Nix Turner (fernbeds) at Paradigm Gallery

Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents:

"Writhing & Withering" works by Nicomi Nix Turner November 18, 2016 - January 7, 2017

Opening Reception Friday, November 18th • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Closing Reception Friday, December 16th • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Exhibition Hours Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays • 12:00pm – 6:00pm And 7 days a week by appointment: / (267)266-0073

Location Paradigm Gallery + Studio / 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147

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