October 24 - November 28, 2020
RO2 ART | The Cedars
1501 South Ervay Street, Dallas Texas 75215
Ro2 Art | Dallas, TX
Ro2 Art is proud to present Felt Sense, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Nicole Havekost. The show will run from October 24 through November 28, 2020. The exhibition will open with an artist reception at Ro2 Art in The Cedars located at 1501 S Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215 and will take place from 12-5 PM. Attendance to the reception will be limited to groups no larger than ten over 20 minute intervals - Reservations available via EventBrite: ro2.us/oct24
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I am fascinated by bodies. They are simultaneously beautiful and grotesque.
While coarse hair grows, revelations of desire can arrive.
While the lungs take air, bones degrade.
Once pregnant, the same body hosts faltering hormones.
Despite love, wounds ooze.
I can actively influence these processes of my physical form, but I cannot control any of them fully. My body is mine, it is also an organism with its own needs. I am compelled to explore this exquisite, repulsive organism that exists beyond my desires. My previous work explored my body and its discipline with very careful and precise forms. These new felt forms all me to explore this growing intimacy and acceptance I have with the organism that is my physical form. The act of sewing is integral to these new forms. Piercing, pulling and closing, each stitch is aggressive and restorative. Stitching is an act of accumulation; it is a collection of marks, moments and attachments that give shape to a form. Sewing these forms, I rest in my own body more fully.
About the Artist
Nicole Havekost is an artist and educator living in Rochester, Minnesota. Her own work is varied in media and technique but linked by her interest in material and process. She is a three-time Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient and a 2018 Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council Advancing Artist Grant recipient. She has recently exhibited in Michigan, California and Tasmania, Australia and is currently readying new work for her first solo museum exhibition “Chthonic” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Nicole earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of New Mexico.