Wednesday, January 15
6:00 – 7:30PM
The FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25th Street
FREE for AFA Members
$35 General Admission
Join the AFA for an after-hours tour of Nicolas Party: Pastel at The FLAG Art Foundation. The tour will be followed by a private reception.
Nicolas Party (b. 1980 Lausanne, Switzerland) transforms FLAG into a rose-colored stage set for a suite of four soft pastel, Rococo-inspired murals that serve as a foil to, and occasional backdrop for, a selection of pastels from the eighteenth-century to present day.
Applied and blended by hand, Party’s painterly use of the soft pastel medium is a formidable task when applied to large-scale, unprotected walls. The site-specific murals, created by the artist over four weeks, take inspiration from paintings by François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, whose allegories of courtship, gallantry, and mythology became frothy and much maligned hallmarks of the Rococo era.
Artists include: Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Louis Fratino, Marsden Hartley, Loie Hollowell, Julian Martin, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Billy Sullivan, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robin F. Williams.