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Nicomi Nix Turner's "Writhing & Withering"

Posted on November 03 2016

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

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

Social Media
Instagram: @ParadigmGS / @_fernbeds_
Twitter: @ParadigmGS / @fernbeds
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Please contact if you are interested in receiving the digital collector preview when it is available for this exhibition, as well as for press inquiries.


Artist Statement
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.

Artwork will go live online at 6pm EDT on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Nicomi Nix Turner (fernbeds) at Paradigm Gallery


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