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Space Ball Ricochet, 2005
Mixed media on wall

Deep in my heart there’s a house that can hold almost all of you

The second floor exhibition, Deep in my heart there’s a house that can hold almost all of you, will feature recent works on paper and new wall drawings by Nina Bovasso. At once playful and fastidious, Bovasso’s images are constructed with an eye toward decorative ornament and rigorous abstraction that evoke influences as diverse as Philip Guston, 60s textile design, and Charles M. Schulz.  By merging large-scale works on paper with the museum’s surrounding architecture, Bovasso’s wall drawings extend her inclusive vision of  “turning a calm gesture into something heroic or elevating the hopeless toward the inspirational.”

Born in New York City in 1965, Nina Bovasso currently lives and works in New York City and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Recent solo exhibitions include Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (2005); The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2005); Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium (2005); Perugi Artecontemporanea, Padova, Italy (2004); and Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (2002). Her work is included in the Prague Biennale 2: Extended Painting, Prague, Czech Republic (2005). She received The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Art Award (2001), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2001), and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2000).

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Untitled Diptych (Black and White Flowers) , 2002
Mixed media
96 x 105 inches
Courtesy JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York
Untitled, 2001
Acrylic on paper
8 x 12 inches
Collection of the artist
Premier Explosion, 2002
Acrylic and ink on paper
17 x 24 inches
Collection of the artist
Red Dome Structure w/Panels, 2002
Acrylic on paper
19 X 25 inches
Collection of the artist