CMay Gallery is pleased to present Mitosis, a solo exhibition featuring new work by the Los Angeles-based artist, Felicity Nove. Poured and splashed, guided, pushed, and observed, Felicity Nove’s paintings capture gestural anomalies that stretch moments into eternity.
Taking on a microscopic effect, Felicity Nove’s new series reverses and narrows the outward trajectory of her earlier works, which resemble the unfurling of galactic bodies. While these new paintings echo the primal intimacy of sacred rituals and the divine, Nove’s predominantly red, large-scale compositions are rooted in the artist’s interest in biological and chemical processes, particularly the phases of cell division that occur in Mitosis. Her paintings burst and bubble, placid lakes smooth over existing formations, or crags and crevices are left high and dry, leaving us to ponder what sort of natural and unnatural mechanisms have led to their creation and how we might be affected as well.