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Artist gallery talk: Nancy Blum

August 28, 2014

In creating her botanical illustrations, Blum says her process isn't one of conceiving of an idea and then executing it. 'With this, I really don't know what I'm going to come up with so there's an active engagement that is really magical."

'Orange Blossoms;' ink, colored pencil, graphite, and gouache on paper; by Nancy Blum.Wednesday, September 3
1 p.m.
University Art Museum
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

Artist gallery talk

An artist gallery talk by Nancy Blum is being held in connection with of The Garden in the Museum exhibition at the University Art Museum, a suite of three exhibitions complementing the neighboring Annual Trial Garden at Colorado State University.

New York based artist Nancy Blum creates large-scale and extremely intricate botanical drawings, dense with the energy and activity of the natural world, but influenced by a plethora of artistic traditions.

Thriving, beautiful images

Blum’s sometimes fanciful and fantastic interpretations draw from Eastern and Western cultures. Utilizing a variety of sources, from Chinese plum blossoms to Germanic botanical renderings to and more recent technological references, Blum creates thriving, seductive, and beautiful floral images.

Drawing ethereal forms

"Blum transforms delicate, ethereal things like flowers and butterflies into elegant, robust forms."

~ Curator Ashley Kistler, Arts Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University

In an interview with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve when her "Wonderland" exhibit opened at the Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York's Chelsea art district, she says, "With this, I really don't know what I'm going to come up with so there's an active engagement that is really magical."


Contact: Mike Solo
E-mail: mike.solo@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5293