In this exhibition, heavy with the symbolism of opposites – light and dark, death and rebirth, silence and noise – Nell’s obsession with Colin McCahon is also evident, in her bespoke wallpaper and large-scale paintings. Continuing her long-standing interest in contemporary manifestations of spiritual traditions, she mines the magic of materials, Rock ‘n’ Roll’s potential for transcendence, and the power of words.

—Ramp Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 14 August – 15 September 2017

Nell WORDS + CROSSES, 2017; acrylic paint on linen; 216 x 452 cm; Enquire
Nell WORDS + CROSSES, 2017
acrylic paint on linen
216 x 452 cm
Nell Another Golden Ghost, 2018; acrylic on linen; 99.5 x 81.9 cm; Enquire
Nell Another Golden Ghost, 2018
acrylic on linen
99.5 x 81.9 cm
Nell I AM just a MUSICIAN TRYING TO make MY WAY in the Universe, 2017; acrylic and mixed media on canvas; 99.3 x 81.5 cm; Enquire
Nell I AM just a MUSICIAN TRYING TO make MY WAY in the Universe, 2017
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
99.3 x 81.5 cm
Nell NZZN, 2017; acrylic paint on canvas; 91.5 x 72.5 cm; Enquire
Nell NZZN, 2017
acrylic paint on canvas
91.5 x 72.5 cm
Nell I'm going HOME, 2017; acrylic on linen; 99.5 x 80.5 cm; Enquire
Nell I'm going HOME, 2017
acrylic on linen
99.5 x 80.5 cm
Nell Same but different, 2017; acrylic and ink on linen; 95.5 x 81.7 cm; Enquire
Nell Same but different, 2017
acrylic and ink on linen
95.5 x 81.7 cm
Nell Let There Be Robe, 2012; Zen robe, T-shirts, beads, badges, mannequin, socks, Converse All-Stars, guitar picks, paintbrushes, drumsticks, scissors, pencils, screwdrivers, chopsticks; Dimensions variable; Enquire
Nell Let There Be Robe, 2012
Zen robe, T-shirts, beads, badges, mannequin, socks, Converse All-Stars, guitar picks, paintbrushes, drumsticks, scissors, pencils, screwdrivers, chopsticks
Dimensions variable