THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS
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The Dogs of Christmas, A Solo Show by Nicole Bruckman
Exhibition: December 3rd to 15th, 2018
For the 12 new paintings, we will be releasing one painting a day starting Monday, December 3rd via gallery Website. Link above.
About this series:
"Inspired by my relationship with my own two rescued pit bulls, I try to present each dog as an unique individual and not just part of a 'breed'. I hope that by capturing them in fantastic and playful situations people will see them in a different light, changing the perception that has long plagued them. In this series, the 12 Dogs of Christmas, I painted rescued dogs, many of whom were adopted from Downtown Dog Rescue (where I adopted my two pit bull mixes, Pearl and Tank), each portraying a line from the song The Twelve Days of Christmas."
20% of the purchase price of each painting and print sold from this series will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue.
About Downtown Dog Rescue:
Downtown Dog Rescue is an all volunteer run 501C3 nonprofit organization that believes in second chances for both dogs and people. DDR rescues dogs and provide services for low income pet owners in under served communities in Los Angeles County.
Downtown Dog Rescue Website:
Nicole Bruckman is an artist, curator, mother, animal lover, and animal advocate from Cleveland, Ohio. Embracing her passion for art at a very young age, Nicole went on to receive her BFA in illustration from the Columbus College of Art And Design in Columbus, Ohio.
After graduation Nicole began work as a freelance illustrator and designer. Deciding to further pursue her love for painting, Nicole moved to Los Angeles, and began showing her art as well as curating shows at various prominent Los Angeles galleries.
Compelled by her life’s passions, Nicole’s paintings are inspired by the bond that exists between humans and animals. She creates enchanting and whimsical narratives in which human and animal characters coexist in fantastic and engaging settings. Wild exotic creatures and domesticated animals alike are the guides on a sublimely surreal journey through an endless nocturne. They live in a seemingly utopian realm, in which humans are conscious of the bond between our world and the kingdom of Animalia. These works are created in the hopes that this world may one day exist, and we may recognize and respect the value in all living beings. All of the pieces are acrylic on wood panel.
“Nicole’s work embarks on a journey to unveil the livelihood of the animal kingdom by creating whimsical and emotionally sincere narratives in which these animal subjects live to embrace their human counterparts. Often, more than not, Nicole’s paintings touch on one of humans most feared and widely misunderstood animals – the Pit Bull. Bruckman’s connection to this often-neglected breed of dog has gifted her the insight to capture their playful and invigorating charm in lucid dream-like paintings.” – blopop Magazine
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