Sculptor Nic Noblique Comes to Houston’s Gallery M Squared with Solo Exhibition
On View April 13th – May 6th 2012
Opening Reception April 14th from 7-10 PM with special guest performances by The Ruby Revue
Gallery M Squared is proud to welcome Nic Noblique with his latest exhibition “Heavy Metal Peep Show”. Houston has long embraced Noblique’s sculpture as evidenced by their emergence in the Heights beginning in 2000. Since then, we have seen new sculptures popping up in the area steadily by eager collectors and fans. With over a dozen sculptures in the Heights alone, and one branding the corner of Washington and Yale at The Core Apartments, it’s clear that Houston has long adored Noblique’s work.
With a professional career spanning over 12 years, Noblique’s work can be seen throughout the state, country and abroad. Recently commissioned to produce a monumental sculpture for Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas and another for Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas, Noblique’s work is met with a high demand in both private and corporate settings. A Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant recipient in 2008 and exhibitor at the prestigious International Navy Pier Sculpture Competition in 2003, Juror David Pagel, Noblique’s sculpture has garnered critical national attention.
Heavy Metal Peep Show will showcase Noblique’s latest body of work incorporating both his signature aesthetics in keeping with the theory of mathematical beauty while utilizing more negative space in the large sheets of corten steel he uses to fabricate his sculptures with. Heavy Metal Peep Show, a play on words, references not a love for the genre of music (Noblique is well known for his love of punk rock) but rather the heavy steel, his favored medium, and the negative space incorporated into the sculptures. A peep show, historically, is an exhibition of pictures, objects or people viewed through a small hole. Applied to his sculpture, not only is the viewer looking at the work of art from 360 degrees around, but encouraged to have a more interactive experience with each sculpture. Noblique encourages everyone who sees his work to engage it in a more physical way – peeking through, standing inside and observing each piece from every possible point of view.
“The work I created for this show involves a lot of negative space and taking away from the sheet steel before its rolled, cut and fabricated. These ‘peep’ holes ad another dimension to the sculpture and another element of interest and interaction. When viewing my sculptures, I like to see how each person takes it in – climbing inside, peeking a head through an opening in the steel and engaging the work in a more physical way. It is interesting to see how each sculpture sort of begs to be explored more closely than your typical walk around a piece of art. Also an interesting social study – some individuals will stand back and some will practically play twister with the work. My sculptures typically center on the study of line, form, movement and balance that is also carried through to this current body of work. “ -Noblique
For more information or to schedule an interview please contact:
Max Harrison at (713) 861-6070 or email email@example.com
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Nic Noblique is an American sculptor whose work centers on the idea of 3/5/8 mathematical beauty. His sculptures can be seen nationally and abroad in public, private and corporate collections.