Four Calling Birds by Nicole Bruckman
Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Panel, 5″ x 7″ x 2″
Current Exhibition: The Dogs of Christmas, A Solo Show by Nicole Bruckman from December 3rd to 15th, 2018
For these 12 new paintings, we will be releasing one painting a day starting Dec 3 via our gallery Website
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- 6th Year Anniversary Show from October 21st to 28th, 2017
- 4th Year Anniversary Show from December 19th, 2015 to January 19th, 2016
- Ever Surreal from August 1st to September 1st, 2015
- Xiong Mao from April 11th to May 12th, 2015
- 3rd Year Anniversary Show from December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015
- Of History And Hope from April 5th to May 2nd, 2014
- The Season of Spring from March 1st to April 4th, 2014
- Handmade Christmas Ornaments Sale from December 3rd to 31st, 2013
- Designer Con 2013 from November 9th to 10th, 2013
- All Things Bright And Beautiful from May 11th to June 7th, 2013
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.
Click here for the Website of Downtown Dog Rescue
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
Click here to read the feature of this exhibition on Dog Milk by Capree Kimball on 12/24/18