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Georgie Nakima

12 March–2 May 2021

About The Artist

Georgie Nakima’s compositions—kaleidoscopes that unite shards of color with a tight contour line—are metaphors for her approach to life and art. She builds her abstract spaces on a foundation of complicated geometry, revealing her obsession with math. Her blooming plant life, stoic animals, and majestic portraits remind us of the intersectionality of our shared world, one that requires balance between all life forms to thrive as vibrantly as her painted fields. “We live in a world that has thrived on biodiversity,” Nakima observes, “and it’s something that we’re taking away.”

Nakima majored in biology and minored in chemistry at Winston Salem State University. Although trained as a scientist, her vehicle to explore these fields is painting, whether through canvases or murals.

She explains, “When you look at a plant and you look at how it grows, it follows a unique pattern that scales fractals. . . I like to put those patterns into a portrait, because in this world we often separate ourselves from other existing life forms, we see ourselves as living in a society that’s far from nature. I try to bridge it back through visual art.”


Follow Georgie Nakima on Instagram: @gardenofjourney or check out her website: www.gardenofjourney.com

Plaza level:

Balance, 2017, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

The Muse, 2016, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

Learning Expands Great Souls, 2019, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

 

2nd floor:

Breathing Water, 2018, vinyl. Courtesy of artist.

Timeless Embrace by Nature, 2017, watercolor on paper. Courtesy of artist.

Asase Ye Duru, 2020, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

Zodiak, 2016, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

Tiger’s Eye, 2016, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

 

Mezzanine:

Your Mind is a Garden, 2019, vinyl. Courtesy of artist.

 

3th floor:

Interstellar, 2020, vinyl. Courtesy of artist.

Vision, 2020, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

Basquiat, 2019, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

Eco, 2020, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

Gaia, 2019, printed canvas in frame. Courtesy of artist.

Constellation CLT  is designed to connect visitors of The Mint Museum with the universe of talent in the local community.

In its second year, Constellation CLT is an exhibition series designed to connect visitors to The Mint Museum with artists in our community and to activate the public spaces of the museum. The installations rotate three times per year and can be seen in four places at Mint Museum Uptown: in the entrance; at the foot of the atrium escalator; and on the landings of the Mezzanine and 4th levels.

Constellation CLT is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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